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Old 04-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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What was termed a "four-team plus" was the only new model put forward in a memo sent to stakeholders this week. The Rose Bowl would get the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions, its traditional game, each year. If either of those two teams, or both, are in the top four -- their vacated spots in the top four would be filled by the next highest-ranked teams.
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a closer look in past seasons with this model:
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoot...urphy/18298274

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2011 regular season
Rose Bowl: No. 5 Oregon (Pac-12) vs. No. 10 Wisconsin (Big Ten)
Semifinals: No. 4 Stanford (at-large) vs. No. 1 LSU (SEC); No. 3 Oklahoma State (Big 12) vs. No. 2 Alabama (at-large).
The carnage: No harm, no foul. Only two semifinals would be needed to determine the national champion.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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I love it. I'm assuming that all this hasn't pushed back the NCG. The Pac-X didn't seem to want to do that.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Thank God. Hopefully its not neutral site for the semis. I glad its only the top 4 teams. Basically, if you have a perfect season, you go to the semi finals. Boise wouldn't have gotten shut up in 2010 (I think), and it stresses the importance of the regular season (which is the most important thing for me).
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:48 PM   #4
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I'm not sure I get this. So basically no Big X or Pac 16 team can win the playoff?
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I'm not sure I get this. So basically no Big X or Pac 16 team can win the playoff?
no there is some kind of 'decision' that has to be made for the championship game, see this:
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Rose Bowl: No. 1 USC (Pac-10) vs. No. 3 Penn State (Big Ten)
Semifinals: No. 6 Notre Dame (at-large) vs. No. 2 Texas (Big 12), No. 5 Oregon (at-large) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (at-large).
The carnage: This is Exhibit 1A for the nightmare scenario for the “Four Teams Plus” model. The Rose Bowl features two of the nation's top four teams, so the national semifinals add No. 5 Oregon and No. 6 Notre Dame. Since the three semifinal model would require a rating system, it's conceivably possible No. 1 USC could actually lose the Rose Bowl, but would still rank first or second in whatever rating system used and advance to the national title game despite losing the Rose Bowl. Only in America.
In the case where no top 4 team being in the Rose Bowl, decision is easy, the winners of the semi finals play in the championship game.
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That's not that complicated, really. It's just a three phase season. Regular season, bowl season, and the playoff.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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So you have two semifinal games...but rather than simply take the winners of those games and have a championship, you could end up with another team that may or may not have have even won the 'other' semifinal game in place of another team that won their game?

It seems like a really bad idea to me to have playoff games, then vote for who should play in the championship.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
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That's not that complicated, really. It's just a three phase season. Regular season, bowl season, and the playoff.
And it could be a playoff consisting of three teams, depending on whether the Big X and Pac 12 have teams in the top 4.

It's better than what we had before, obviously, but man...
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What's the point of having a "semifinal game" if the winner can get shut out of the championship game? Lame.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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So they are trying to create a playoff in the most difficult way possible to appease fans that are still going to find ways complain about the setup.................yay
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