Oct 16, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; New chairman of the playoff committee Jeff Long speaks to the media at the College Football Playoff Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

If March Madness Were the Model For The College Football Playoff It Would Look Like This

Next year brings a new look to College Football’s ‘post season’ so to speak as we bring in the College Football Playoff. Right now it is set for a four team playoff. Some say that it should be six or eight or even 16 teams to make it fair. However, the folks at For the Win at USA Today have taken the system to the next level fielding a team of 64, similar to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and March Madness, but for this season.

Forget the BCS for the moment, just toss it out the window. If the College Football landscape had these matchups the ratings would be through the roof. In the first round the Ducks would take on Texas Tech, who lost to Texas in the final week of the regular season. Keep in mind these are brackets of four team pods. On the other side Oregon would face either Michigan or USC the following game. The 1 seed’s in the scenerio are Auburn, Michigan State(who won the Big 10 Championship Game), Alabama, and #1 Florida State. The field includes nine Pac 12 teams including Washington State, UCLA, and Oregon State. The question is, would this type of lineup work for College football as it does in College Basketball.

I think it could – of course there are a ton of logistics that would need to be worked out. I’m not a logistics person but I’m sure someone at UPS already has this figured out(and likely has for several years.) Right now this is every college football fan’s dream to have a true championship scenerio for College Football. It ‘could’ work, but probably will not be seen ever. For now, we can dream of the possibilities.

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