16-Team College Football Playoff Bracket


I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of a real college football playoff. The four-team system in place now is a step in the right direction, but I’d like to see it expanded to a month-long, 16-team playoff.

The bracket below shows my vision for a 16-team playoff for this season, built out as follows:

  • 16 Teams – 10 conference champions, 6 at-large bids
  • Seeding – Teams are seeded based on their College Football Playoff committee ranking. If they’re not in that Top 25, AP ranking was used (Appalachian State was outside of that completely, so I put them last).
  • Game Locations – The higher-seeded teams host their first round game (which would be awesome for fans). After that, the quarter-finals and semis take the place of the bowl games that are in the the rotation for the current CFP semis (Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Fiesta, and Peach).

16-Team College Football Playoff Bracket for 2016-2017

Alex Chalupka - Originally from the Baltimore-Washington area, Alex is a huge Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Terrapins fan who currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s also an Orioles fan and follows the NBA and other sports as objectively as possible. He enjoys writing about all sports and is the founder/editor of theSportsGeeks.com. - Follow him on Twitter here - Visit his personal website

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  1. I like it. I’ve been doing 1 for a few years now. I seed mine differently. The top 5 seeds are the P5 champs, in CFP ranking order. Then the rest of the teams by rank. I also put a teams per conference limit of 3.

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