Interesting Breakdown for future of CFB

9and4

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Some P5 games get left out? No non-conference games?

Meh.
Here's a 77-team Super League plan, based on traditional conferences but with 11 in each.
One exhibition game, two non-con games, 10 conference games (round-robin).
Everybody gets 7 homes games (one exhibition, six regular-season).
Two bye weeks built in.
  • WEEK ZERO games scheduled last Saturday in August against lower-division teams at Super League home stadiums.
  • 2-game non-conference schedule among the Super League (1 home/1 away) to help with seeding later for possible wild card.
    • Matchups would be determined based on previous year's results.
      • Eighth-place team from X Conference plays eight-place teams from Y and Z conference.
  • 10-game conference season determines league champion.
  • Seven conference champs plus five wild cards make the 12-team playoffs
    • Seeded by independent committee
      • Top four seeds receive byes
      • 5 vs. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, 8 vs. 9 in first-round games played second Saturday of December at home field of lowest-seeded team
        • Winners play top four seeds third Saturday in December at home field of lowest-seeded team
      • Semifinals played as they are now, at rotating New Year's Six venues on New Year's Day
      • Finals played second Monday of January at rotating neutral venues
  • Nebraska would play all its former Big 8 opponents every year, plus BYU, Utah and CSU.
  • If the service academies want to be a part of it:
    • Air Force gets SMU's spot in SWC
    • Army, Navy take East Carolina and Appalachian's spots in Big East
SEC
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee
Kentucky
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Auburn
Mississippi
Mississippi State
LSU

ACC
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Miami
Florida State
Georgia Tech
Clemson
North Carolina
NC State
Wake Forest
Duke
Maryland

Big Ten
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Purdue
Wisconsin

Big XI
Colorado
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Utah
BYU
Colorado State

Pac-11
Arizona
Arizona State
UCLA
USC
Stanford
California
Oregon
Oregon State
Washington
Washington State
Boise State

SWC
Arkansas
Texas
Texas A&M
TCU
Baylor
Texas Tech
Houston
Memphis
UCF
USF
SMU

Big East
Louisville
Penn State
Boston College
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
West Virginia
Temple
Cincinnati
Appalachian State
East Carolina
Rutgers
 
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oldjar07

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Some P5 games get left out? No non-conference games?

Meh.
Here's a 77-team Super League plan, based on traditional conferences but with 11 in each.
One exhibition game, two non-con games, 10 conference games (round-robin).
Everybody gets 7 homes games (one exhibition, six regular-season).
Two bye weeks built in.
  • WEEK ZERO games scheduled last Saturday in August against lower-division teams at Super League home stadiums.
  • 2-game non-conference schedule among the Super League (1 home/1 away) to help with seeding later for possible wild card.
    • Matchups would be determined based on previous year's results.
      • Eighth-place team from X Conference plays eight-place teams from Y and Z conference.
  • 10-game conference season determines league champion.
  • Seven conference champs plus five wild cards make the 12-team playoffs
    • Seeded by independent committee
      • Top four seeds receive byes
      • 5 vs. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, 8 vs. 9 in first-round games played second Saturday of December at home field of lowest-seeded team
        • Winners play top four seeds third Saturday in December at home field of lowest-seeded team
      • Semifinals played as they are now, at rotating New Year's Six venues on New Year's Day
      • Finals played second Monday of January at rotating neutral venues
  • Nebraska would play all its former Big 8 opponents every year, plus BYU, Utah and CSU.
  • If the service academies want to be a part of it:
    • Air Force gets SMU's spot in SWC
    • Army, Navy take East Carolina and Appalachian's spots in Big East
SEC
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee
Kentucky
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Auburn
Mississippi
Mississippi State
LSU

ACC
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Miami
Florida State
Georgia Tech
Clemson
North Carolina
NC State
Wake Forest
Duke
Maryland

Big Ten
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Purdue
Wisconsin

Big XI
Colorado
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Utah
BYU
Colorado State

Pac-11
Arizona
Arizona State
UCLA
USC
Stanford
California
Oregon
Oregon State
Washington
Washington State
Boise State

SWC
Arkansas
Texas
Texas A&M
TCU
Baylor
Texas Tech
Houston
Memphis
UCF
USF
SMU

Big East
Louisville
Penn State
Boston College
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
West Virginia
Temple
Cincinnati
Appalachian State
East Carolina
Rutgers
These ideas are so dumb. There's no Super League that's possible because you need to get every conference and every school to agree with it, which is never going to happen.
 

9and4

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These ideas are so dumb. There's no Super League that's possible because you need to get every conference and every school to agree with it, which is never going to happen.
What if I told you my name was John Swofford?
:)
Have a great day. Yes, of course it has no chance of happening. But thanks for the reminder. It's a fantasy thread. You don't wanna play? That's cool, too.
 
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What if I told you my name was John Swofford?
:)
Have a great day. Yes, of course it has no chance of happening. But thanks for the reminder. It's a fantasy thread. You don't wanna play? That's cool, too.
we wouldn’t care if you said your name was Bear Claw Chris Lapp, blood kin to the same grizzer that bit Jim Bridger’s ass.
 
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