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College Football Playoff Format

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BCS considering a neutral site, 4-team playoff.

http://espn.go.com/c...-playoff-format

A proposal to play the semifinal games at the home stadiums of the higher-seeded teams is all but dead, according to the source. The semifinal games will either be hosted by the existing BCS bowl games or opened for bidding. The source said it seemed almost certain that the national championship game will be opened to bidding by the existing BCS bowl sites and other cities such as Atlanta, Dallas and Indianapolis.

"What happens if TCU finishes No. 2 in the country and hosts a semifinal game?" the source said. "TCU finished No. 3 two years ago. Are they really hosting No. 3 Ohio State in a 45,000-seat stadium? Where are people going to stay if Oregon hosts a semifinal game? In Portland? As much as it would be great for the sport to see a game played in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuscaloosa, Ala., or Lincoln, Neb., some of the logistical issues are just too severe. I think that idea has come home to roost as far as these guys are concerned."

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I'm ok with it as well. Though I think it will only appease college football fans for a few years before people start to realize that #5 is just as good as #4. I think if you don't include at least 8, there is too much parity in records/SOS from 4-6.

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I'm ok with it as well. Though I think it will only appease college football fans for a few years before people start to realize that #5 is just as good as #4. I think if you don't include at least 8, there is too much parity in records/SOS from 4-6.

You can make that arguement by cutting of the field at ANY number.

Just as little difference from 8-10 as there is from 4-6.

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You can make that arguement by cutting of the field at ANY number.

Just as little difference from 8-10 as there is from 4-6.

I think the argument that a team between 8-10 deserves to be considered for a national championship is far less justifiable than that of a team ranked 4-6.

This year, for instance. Stanford was ranked ahead of an Oregon team that beat them. Granted Oregon had an extra loss through a tougher schedule. That's a tough call to make.

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I thought Oregon was better than Stanford.

But I'm telling you people will have qualms over 8 vs 9 if we have an 8 team playoff.

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There will likely be qualms unless you include half of the FBS.

An eight team playoff is likely the maximum amount of teams that can be included that will still keep the system practical.

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Exactly. So you aren't really solving the problem. That's why I have no problem with the BCS and it makes the regular season so interesting.

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There is no "solution", but there is a "better way" to do things.

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I admit to not having much of a problem with the BCS system either. I do not recall a time that I felt the best team in the nation did not win the national championship.

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