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For those college football nutjobs like me who can’t stand the offseason, this might be for you. With all the talk of a college football playoff in the news lately I decided to get creative with the only simulation tools I have: a PS3 and NCAA 12. Using the final BCS regular season standings for seeding; I have created a 24 team playoff (24 teams because the BCS standings doesn’t extend to 32) that I will simulate to see who virtually would have been the national champion. First off, I am in not in favor at all of a 24 team playoff. This is not conducive in reality. My playoff starts on December 17 (two weeks after the conference title games) and extends until January 14th. The Top 8 seeds all have first round byes and the higher seeded team will host until the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be played at the Orange and Sugar Bowls. The championship will be played at the Rose Bowl. I have gone to great extents to make this simulation as legitimate as possible including roster changes due to injury or suspension and even accurate weather conditions at the site where the games would have been played. Check it out here: http://short-sideoption.blogspot.com/ , it’s a good source of entertainment in the off-season! Georgia is the #16 seed and will host #17 Michigan St in the first round.
I don't like that pairing, can we get somebody else to play?
Fun Stuff order-I like it!
@ CD, I know! crazy how that turned out isn't it?
@ Boslick, Thank you for checking it out!
That's cool. My friend girl is gonna hate this. Oh well. College football is so much better than any other sport. Junkies like us really need a playoff.
@ BurydaBone, we absolutely do. Atleast a 4 team playoff....the offseason is brutal. I can't get into basketball either, it just doesn't bring the same pageantry or excitement for me anyway. Thanks for checking it out!
Born and bred Bulldog, living in Maryland since '88
@furrier: I can't read what you said, but thank you for checking it out!
BTW, I forgot to ask; how do Dawg fans feel about the expansion teams? I've read where the Aub/UGA game may be at risk with the new conference scheduling rotation, any of that true?
Whether we stay with the current system or go to some type of playoff the one issue I would like to see resolved is the timing of the games. January 1st used to be a special day and I would like to see the championship game played no later than then regardless of the process for arriving at a championship.
@ds: This is another issue I think they touched on at the BCS meetings this year. I'll have to go back and read some articles, but I believe that the conference commissioners agreed that was one thing that had to change. The national championship being played on Jan. 9th is obsurd. New Years Day has always been the traditional 'hay day' of college football; they need to work harder to keep that day in the lime light.
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