I have reached the point where I just don't care about the college football post season anymore. While I like watching the bowl games, when it comes to the selections of the bowl games...as well as who wins what...I just can't take it seriously anymore. I know there have been several propositions about a playoff, but I think this one is fairly unique, and it's probably more realistic than most other playoff ideas.
Here is how it works, it would be a playoff consisting of 16 teams. Now, here is the thing, a part of my formula would use the current BCS rankings exactly the way they are set up today. To be clear, I am not using the BCS rankings as my playoff spots, but I'm using them as an aid. So here is what happens, there are 11 conferences, right? (I'm not including the independents, who would be forced to join a conference if this were to take place). Anyway, you have 16 seats; the first 11 of these seats are claimed by the conference champions. The order of which these first 11 seats are awarded would be determined by the BCS rankings, which are not to change after the regular season, and play absolutely no role in deciding who the national champion is. Also, if any of the conference champions are unranked, then win-loss record would be used as well as any other method necessary for breaking a tie. The other five seats, (12-16), are wild cards...they are the five most highly ranked NON-conference champions in the country.
The process of this playoff is simple; every week, it's highest seat possible versus lowest seat possible, (#1 vs #16, #2 vs #15, etc. Due to the fact that this playoff would be 4 weeks long, and many schedules would be tough, the playoff games would take place on neutral fields. The BCS may choose to make these playoff games the bowl games if they wish to do so. Anyway, what do you think? Comments are welcome.