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Florida pushing of a college football playoff system

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, May 29, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    The annual Southeastern Conference business meetings is being held in Destin, Fla. and by the end of the week, Florida president Bernie Machen will know if he has the support of the league in pushing forward a national championship football playoff plan.

    Machen has been making noise about a playoff since December, when he feared the Gators might be shut out of the national championship game using the current Bowl Championship Series system. That didn't happen. The Gators got their shot at No. 1 and trounced Ohio State for the national championship.

    Now, Machen says he has a plan that involves setting up a corporation to run a playoff separate from the NCAA and BCS commissioners.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Some big conference needs to make this sort of push.

    The rest of them will collapse like a house of cards once it happens.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Thank God.

    Four or eight teams are plenty for this playoff. Just so long as it is something.
  4. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    Not surprising that the SEC is the one that is going to start this, given the fact that unless the proposed playoff had conference limits like the BCS does, they'd likely have three teams in it year-in and year-out.
  5. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Hope it goes through. Most of the bowl games are meaningless anyway.
  6. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    What, you're not a fan of the Humanitarian Bowl? That said, I did always like the Poulan Weed Eater Independence Bowl.
  7. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Unless the BCS schools split from the NCAA, you will need to include the smaller conferences and thus need 16 teams.

    If the top six breakaway, then you can have an eight-team tournament or a four-team version after the BCS bowls
  8. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    I'm guessing Florida will have at least one in-conference supporter.
  9. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I still don't know why it has to be either-or. You could have a small playoff and keep the Humanitarian Bowl and most others like it intact. This isn't that hard.
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