Originally posted by JayJayDeanOK - I'm not trying to start the "playoffs vs. BCS" argument over AGAIN. We know how we all feel about it. But since Mike is posting his rankings that don't mean anything (and he knows I mean that in the nicest context), I thought I would post my Playoff Bracketology That Doesn't Mean Anything™.
I know exactly what you mean, no worries. Besides, you already had me at "Blood and semen."
I used to be like you thinking that all 11 conference champs have to qualify for a playoff, but not even the FCS is like that, even with their expanded playoff talk.
I would have the six BCS conference champs, two highest rated mid-majors in the BCS rankings, plus eight highest rated teams not already taken in the final BCS rankings as at-large schools.
All the other 28 or so bowls can pick from the leftovers.
11 14 Penn State 10-2 1511.4864 *def #62 Michigan State 12 11 Pittsburgh 9-1 1489.0661 ***IDLE**** 13 15 Utah 9-2 1485.6233 *def #87 San Diego State 14 19 BYU 9-2 1469.7664 *def #48 Air force 15 17 Oklahoma State 9-2 1468.1448 *def #89 Colorado
21 24 Cal 8-3 1415.2847 *def #18 Stanford 22 23 Oregon State 8-3 1412.7563 *def #108 Washington State 23 13 Wisconsin 8-3 1399.4161 *lost to #41 Northwestern 24 29 North Carolina 8-3 1396.3267 *def #28 Boston College 25 30 Clemson 8-3 1385.7977 *def #96 Virginia
Click here for the full 120 team rankings. Click here to see how this system compares to other ones.
I think those numbers show that the participants don't matter. Other than Super Bowl 39 (New England vs. Philadelphia), the viewers have gone up every year no matter who's playing. Now, It's False was talking about the Conference Championships.