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Is there a limit to the number of teams that can be in the playoff system like the current BCS
I believe it's 2 from each conference
I don't believe there is a limit.
So little time, so much to do
The BCS Commissioner, Hancock, told reporters that there will not be any limit.
"What has been established is that there will be no limit to the number of teams from one conference in the playoff, which will begin annually with both semifinals either on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day."
"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life." - Former LSU Coach and AD Paul Dietzel
That's true, technically. BUT, the teams will be chosen by a selection committee with representatives from all of the conferences. Do you really think they'll ever put more than 2 from any conference in there? It's not going to happen. This will be a classic "unwritten rule".
I agree. In answering the OP, there is no limit. However, I don't think the selection committee will allow for more than one team from a conference to be in the top 4.
I think two can and will get in some years (think 2011). I just don't see more than two.
Definitely a typo on my part. Agree again. I meant to say more than two teams per conference.
What I liked is that it sounds like they are going to do like the NCAA and they won't put out "BCS Standings" anymore. The thought is to not tie to selection committee's hands into either (1) choosing the top-4 from the standings or (2) having to justify why one of the top-4 in the standings didn't make the playoffs.
This post was edited by smansf1 15 months ago
Think about the NCAA basketball selection committees. Had we had a 4 team playoff this year I believe the selection committee would have done the following:
1 Notre Dame vs 4 Oregon
2 Alabama vs 3 Florida
The SEC may have two teams but you can bet your bottom dollar they will play one another in the first round. As a result, you can find a scenario where the SEC champion has to beat two teams twice in the same season to advance. No way they get three teams in a playoff. Oregon would have played Bama (both would have easily won their 1st round matchups - Oregon would have been a rout) and it would have been a much closer game than the fraudulent Big Ten champion Notre Dame. Georgia would have gotten screwed since they beat Florida. The PAC 10 would cry "West Coast Bias" since Stanford would have been left out and the Big 12 would complain about Kansas State being left out. After years of complaining about the system, they will probably expand it so it looks more like the NFL playoffs. The super conferences would be the equivalent of NFL divisions and the regular season will become increasingly less significant. There will be college football on Saturdays and NFL football on Sundays well into January.
IMHO, the playoff system is a very bad move for college football, just like stretching out the season to the second week of January and spreading the BCS bowls across the work week - anyone notice attendance at the Sugar Bowl?
I don't hate often, but when I do, I prefer Alabama, USC or Notre Dame.
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