Random college football thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by zero-sum, May 9, 2015.

  1. lumberjack4

    lumberjack4 Chieftain

    Sure, the 4 teams that make it play off to determine a winner. I'd even argue the playoffs were a solution in search of a problem. The overwhelming majority of the time the BCS got it right.
     
  2. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I was 16 teams. I know I'm an outlier, but I think it would be fun.
     
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    No. There are like fifty leagues already like that. Quit ruining my favorite sport.
     
  4. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    How many times has a non-1 seed won the NCAA tournament?
     
  5. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    Objection. Relevance?
     
  6. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Enough to have made the college basketball regular season borderline worthless.
     
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  7. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    Gross.

    Might as well not have meaningful OOC games.
     
  8. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    If the basketball post season was reduced to who the committee identified as the top 4 teams, many years it would have seemingly "gotten it right" while not actually getting it right.
     
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  9. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    A single elimination tournament with a large field is going to have a lot of variation.

    MLB and the NBA have the truest champions in their best of series.
     
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  10. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    No. It wouldn’t have gotten the eventual winner of a 64 team tournament right. Just like the best team in the SEC clearly doesn’t always win the SEC tournament.
     
  11. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    By the same logic, the best team in the CFB playoff doesn't win the CFB playoff, necessarily. And the best team doesn't win a game. I guess we should quit keeping score, no point?
     
  12. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    Keep it at 4. 6-8 at the absolute most, which will probably happen eventually.


    I'd rather go back to 2 before 16, but that ain't happening.
     
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  13. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    There is no point to the regular season in college basketball other than building some kind of “resume” which a panel uses to seed you, based largely on who they like the most. Then, starting in March, you play games that matter. They’ll act like Duke-UNC regular season games are so important, but they essentially mean nothing. There was a time when Florida-Tennessee football was essentially for all the marbles. I want the regular season to stay do or die every week.
     
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  14. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    I say [uck fay] it, just let Bama and Clemson play for the title every year.
     
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  15. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Limiting a 4 or 8 team playoff to conference champions only would be more do or die than the current system.
     
  16. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I’d be fine with limiting it the top 4 to conference champions, but you’d need to set a standard for all conferences to follow.
     
  17. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    Imagine, though, if he Northwestern, Utah, and/or Pitt had pulled off upsets in their championship games.

    Eventually, you’d get a couple of shitty, undeserving teams into the playoff.
     
  18. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    So Bama last season, or Bama 2011 would be excluded?
     
  19. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    Limiting the playoffs to 4 teams means that only a select few have a "do or die" game every week. Most teams in college football are out in the first month or so.
     
  20. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Yes. The regular season is the playoff.
     
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