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Should college football have a play-off?
Agree or Disagree does college football need a play-off?
| Closed on 01/07/08 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NCAAF | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
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80%a. Yes
20%b. No

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#3 | 2502 days ago


Let's see, 32 bowl games, 64 teams, sounds like a set up for a tournament the NCAA already does.  ;-)

Seriously though, why does every other NCAA sport actually have a tournament and a champion crowned on the field, court etc. but not Div 1A football (F**king Bull Sh*t)?

The standard answer is $$$$, but that just doesn't fly. Does anyone really give a crap about watching the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia bowl other than the fans of the teams involved and die hard football fans (I will watch only because I'll watch just about any college game)? If this game meant something besides the coveted extra month of practice, the audience and hence the $$$ would be greater. Not to mention those bowls in such great places to be in December...Detroit, Toronto, and Boise for example (Boise doesn't even want to play in Boise).

Let's have 16 teams with the first round in the cold weather locations and make it interesting. How many of the top seeded teams could play somewhere beside indoors and in warm locations. I would like to see Florida play Michigan in the snow at Boise for example.  Not to mention some of the interesting match-ups that there could be all the way through. None of the top 10 could whine they got screwed (like Mizzou did). If one conference is dominant, so be it, it settles that argument too.

(Originally posted in another poll...cut and paste is a beautiful thing)
Yes  
  
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#1 | 2506 days ago

(Edited by Beat_LA415)
The real question is how would the playoff work.  Would it be 4,8,12,16 teams and how would teams qualify for the playoff.  I think the best way to do it is take the 6 major conference winners and either two of the smaller conference winners (that way the smaller conferences would have a shot, but probably would get knocked out in the first round by higher seeded teams), or two at larg bids.  I don't really like just taking the top 4,8,12,16 ranked teams because then there would be arguments over who didn't get the oppertunity to play for the Nation Championship.  Under a playoff system of conference champions there would be less dependance on ranking and more on individual teams controlling there own destiny and winning there conference to get a shot a the National Championship. 
Yes  
#2 | 2506 days ago

I would like to have them send the 11 conference champs since the conferences make a difference and then I would like to see at large bids and there ya go you have a 16 team playoff and everyone can know how the season would end
Yes  
#3 | 2502 days ago


Let's see, 32 bowl games, 64 teams, sounds like a set up for a tournament the NCAA already does.  ;-)

Seriously though, why does every other NCAA sport actually have a tournament and a champion crowned on the field, court etc. but not Div 1A football (F**king Bull Sh*t)?

The standard answer is $$$$, but that just doesn't fly. Does anyone really give a crap about watching the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia bowl other than the fans of the teams involved and die hard football fans (I will watch only because I'll watch just about any college game)? If this game meant something besides the coveted extra month of practice, the audience and hence the $$$ would be greater. Not to mention those bowls in such great places to be in December...Detroit, Toronto, and Boise for example (Boise doesn't even want to play in Boise).

Let's have 16 teams with the first round in the cold weather locations and make it interesting. How many of the top seeded teams could play somewhere beside indoors and in warm locations. I would like to see Florida play Michigan in the snow at Boise for example.  Not to mention some of the interesting match-ups that there could be all the way through. None of the top 10 could whine they got screwed (like Mizzou did). If one conference is dominant, so be it, it settles that argument too.

(Originally posted in another poll...cut and paste is a beautiful thing)
Yes  
#4 | 2496 days ago

I think part of the problem with trying to create a Playoff is the fact that the presidents of every college realize if you go to that system, the key to being a "Ranked" team the following year is based solely on your performance in the previous year's playoffs.  If, for instance, USC were to be knocked out of the playoffs, or not qualify, then they wouldn't be a ranked team at the beginning of the year ............... do you think the Pres. of USC wants that to happen?  (just an example)  Teams like Texas, USC, Notre Dame, Penn St, Michigan, and Florida are used to being put into the top 25 ... and are thus more capable of recruiting/scouting potential future players, because what high school kid doesn't want to play for the National Championship?

 

We need Playoffs in Div 1A!  And I won't be a fan of any of the games, especially bowl games, until they figure one out.  Considering the large number of schools, I'd want the first round of the playoffs to have at least the top 25, so I think having the top 20, "accepted" ranked, teams and then 6 wildcards would make it interesting.

Yes  
#5 | 2496 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

They need something.
Yes  
#6 | 2485 days ago

I like the bowl system as flawed as it may seem.  To get into a bowl, teams need to break even and get invited to the Acme widget bowl.  It generates revenue and recognition for the team and a chance to win a bowl game no matter how small it is.  Kind of a "big fish, small pond" deal.  A playoff system may perpetuate already lopsided conferences or powerhouse schools by getting even better recruiting.  Creating dynasty football programs.  That's my view.
No  
#7 | 2484 days ago

This is the easiest q ive ever answered
Yes  
#8 | 2483 days ago

This is the only sport, that I can think of, with only one "division" (if you think of Div1A as a mere division of "Football" in its entirety) of it actually arguing that NOT having a playoff, to determine the true Champion, and relying on some "donkey" computers, or people, fidgeting with numbers/stats is a viable means to crown a team, or teams, "Champion."

 

Any sport that allows two teams to "share" a Championship, without some natural disaster (like an earthquake destroying the stadium midway through the game) abrubtly ending the game before "regulation time." IS FREAKING (*******) UP!  (Fill in the asteriks with your own derogoratory word if you wish)

 

I would much rather be recruited to play for McNeese St or even Eastern Illinois to play for the FCS Championship, then spend even one day on a "National Champion" UT or USC team, who's very title of "National Champ" is questioned on a repeated basis, solely by the fact that in the so called "National Championship Game" it could be argued, and is every year, that best contender to face the #1 BCS-Ranked Team, isn't playing in the game!!

 

***2008 Reference:  Georgia  ............. to name just one of the teams who was "legitimately" snubbed when Ohio and LSU were matched up to play for the championship!

 

Argue all you want about the BCS, but no matter how you try, you'll never "TRUELY" convince anyone that the "actual" Champion was crowned!

 

For that I say, "BOOOOOO", to the NCAA, to every College President within NCAA DIV 1A, and to everyone else who fights to keep the BCS Ranking System!

 

That is all, from Brackenridge!

Yes  
#9 | 2443 days ago

Yeah....and they could call it the "SEC Championship II"
#10 | 2442 days ago

iheartbama wrote:
Yeah....and they could call it the "SEC Championship II"
Exactly. 
Yes  
#11 | 2338 days ago

iheartbama wrote:
Yeah....and they could call it the "SEC Championship II"
I think the Pac-10 would have something to say about that.
#12 | 2307 days ago

It doesnt matter how the system would or could be, the point is if its a 4 team playoff there would be crying over the 4th spot or if a 8 team the 8th spot, everyone see where im going with this? If you have alot of teams then youll hear " well this is too many games for the players!!!" its never going to be totally pleasing to everybody.
#13 | 2215 days ago

This question is getting really old. We all know the answer to it by now.
#14 | 2208 days ago

BAMA1976 wrote:
It doesnt matter how the system would or could be, the point is if its a 4 team playoff there would be crying over the 4th spot or if a 8 team the 8th spot, everyone see where im going with this? If you have alot of teams then youll hear " well this is too many games for the players!!!" its never going to be totally pleasing to everybody.
Unless you subdivide the divisions more effectively ... force those division rivals to play each other ... as opposed to the custom of 'milking' ones schedule ... so that you come up with 'true' division champs ... than form the playoff among divisions

If each division is limited to 6 teams, without piling one up, like the SEC, with 'superpowers' (where coaches, players, and press have voting rights for teams to join certain divisions) ... have 3 out of division 'rival' games ... and 3 'opening of season' games, and now you've got a 12 game regular season (with the possibility of increasing or decreasing these numbers ... simultaneously ... to equal 12).  If you have 8 divisions ... 1 team from each ... plus 2 or 4 wildcards, you can finish the entire reg/playoff schedule in 16 games .....

If you need room for many more teams ... create an alternate 'conference' with the same configuration and put the two winners of each conference against each other ...

Hey wait a minute .... doesn't this sound like something we've got somewhere else??????????

W_T_F???
Yes  
#15 | 2206 days ago

yes every sport should have a playoff
#16 | 2148 days ago

they already do, unless you are not an FCS fan.

Go Salukis!

good luck James Madison
#17 | 2146 days ago

Big_Country78 wrote:
they already do, unless you are not an FCS fan.

Go Salukis!

good luck James Madison
Any FCS game is much more entertaining than ANY BCS game!!
Yes  
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#19 | 1890 days ago

of course
#20 | 1837 days ago

When the so called experts drop a team that wins their game down a spot...and keeps a team in the top 20 that lost 2 games;with teams below them without a loss or only 1....think they should get fired.
#21 | 1458 days ago

 you could still use the present bcs setup for a playoff. top 8 teams. seeded similar to nfl playoff. then noone can bitch that they went undefeated and get left out. also they can use the bcs games as the site of the playoff games. voila!!! the ncaa makes thier money, people watch the games kcuz they are actually meaningfull and the teams get a chance to prove themselves.
#22 | 1284 days ago

U have to look at the BIG picture...think about how many NFL teams u have compared to how many NCAAF TEAMS!!!!    Yes it would be nice to have a "super bowl"in this game but, that isn't the way to do it w/SO MANY teams....they do have playoffs...that's y there r bowl games.  BCS is the super bowl of college games!! 
#23 | 1284 days ago

the good teams seem to always play the scruffs...then they move up quick to the playoffs....same w/NFL !!!!

#24 | 1284 days ago

LSU!!   all the way......
get'em boys!!!
#25 | 715 days ago

Go India!!!!
#26 | 715 days ago

Go India!!!!
#27 | 715 days ago

Go India!!!!
#28 | 698 days ago

gogogogo india

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