Best suggestion I've seen for expanding the playoffs without actually expanding the number of games

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  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Fify
     
  2. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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  3. didit

    didit Senior Member

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    also, no power 5 school should be able to play a Mercer level school past September unless it's a reschedule (like weather related event)...
     
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  4. Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Go easy on me

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    If 4 Super Conferences are created (as was discussed a couple of years ago), then this plan would work. The conference championship games would essentially be the quarterfinals with the winners moving on to the final 4.
     
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    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    That would suck. For all it’s imperfections, I like the SEC. Anything that transforms us into the NFL, no thanks.
     
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  6. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    Until around 1990 or so, every conference determined a champion without a championship game. Its doable
     
  7. el005639

    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    Ok but if it does not matter if you are champion. What difference does it make how you select the champion?
     
  8. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    That would require them to be 16 members per conference plus Notre Dame. I don't even like 14 teams. 12 is the perfect number so that everybody plays everybody twice within a 4 year span.
     
  9. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    Wait, I didn't say champions don't matter. Most of the suggestions being made here involve a selection process that includes conference championships in the criteria. But no one's questioning how the conferences determine their champions.

    There've been a few comparisons to March Madness. I personally think the 1st round of MM is the best two days in sports every year, but one thing I don't like about the basketball process is automatic bids for conference tournament champions. Talk about devaluing the regular season....there it is right there!
     
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  10. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    There is value in the conference championship, and determining on the field/court is better (and more fun) than reviewing metrics.
     

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