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).