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New Bowl & Championship Format

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    And the leader in the clubhouse is...

    Multiple sources with direct knowledge of last week's discussions in South Florida have confirmed to SI.com that the new favored proposal for a four-team playoff within the bowl system would place the two semifinal games at the traditional anchor bowls of the No. 1 and 2 teams' conferences. For example, No. 1 Alabama of the SEC would host the No. 4 team in the Sugar Bowl, while No. 2 USC of the Pac-12 would host the No. 3 team in the Rose Bowl.

    The championship game will be bid out to all major cities, making it highly unlikely one of the current BCS bowls would host both a semifinal and a championship. "The idea is to get away from double-hosting," said a source.

    Two new bowls (one of them presumably the revitalized Cotton Bowl) would join the four existing BCS bowls as part of a six-game television package, with a goal of playing all six on Dec. 31, Jan. 1 or Jan. 2. The commissioners have talked for some time about "reclaiming New Year's Day" and eliminating mid-week games played as late as Jan. 5. Assuming the current bowls retain their present anchor conferences (Big Ten and Pac-12 in the Rose, SEC in the Sugar, Big 12 in the Fiesta, ACC in the Orange), the two new games could serve as semifinal sites should the No. 1 and 2 teams hail from, say, the Big East and Mountain West -- or, like last season, from the same conference.
     
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Booo.

    Dislike. A lot.

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  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    not the WORST idea... but still pretty lame.
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That actually sounds pretty good to me, especially about playing around New Year's Day. Also like the idea of no "double hosting".
     
  5. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll take it.
     
  6. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    It's better than the current system.
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Much better
     
  8. Darian3Hagan

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    baby steps
     
  9. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    I like it, it's actually the plan I had in mind. I think it preserves the bowl structure but also will give us an undisputed champ.
     
  10. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    ^^^^This^^^^ New Year's Day sounded best to me. The playoff still is teh suck, but better than what's going on now.
     
  11. SJBuff

    SJBuff Club Member Club Member

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    It could be a lot worse. Seems like they are trying to keep the feel of CFB and try and get back to the magic of new years day. I like that.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There's not much I don't like about this plan.
     
  13. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    For those of you who don't like the plan, I'm curious as to why.
     
  14. Plansit

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    So, basically the Sugar Bowl will be hosting a semifinal game about every year.

    And how would the PAC12 decide between Rose and Fiesta, both of which are "in" the conference footprint.
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If I had to guess, the conferences will re-align their tie-ins.

    Cotton Bowl will make a play for the Big 12 Champion.

    That would open up the Fiesta to get the Pac-12 or Big Ten champ if the Rose Bowl was tied up (that would happen a lot).

    Sugar gets the SEC champ.

    Orange gets the ACC champ.

    I'm guessing the 6th will be the Capital One Bowl (next largest payout at $4.6 million already). Since they're in Orlando where UCF is located, they may want the Big East champion tie-in.
     
  16. josef

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    This doesnt really preserve the Rose Bowl. I dont really see the Pac 12 or Big 10 going for it...
     
  17. sackman

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    I like the Pac 12/Big 10 matchup in the Rose Bowl. I also feel like it wouldn't be that difficult to simply take the four winners of the major bowls and place them in a playoff. It would keep the traditions of college football intact while simultaneously providing for a true "National Champion". Let's face it, any team that can go through the season and win enough games to get into one of the four major bowls is a damn good team.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    At this point, it's not preservation. It's an attempt to return to the tradition. In the 11 years from 2002 through 2012, the Rose Bowl has only been a BiG/Pac matchup 6 times.
     
  19. sackman

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    I suppose this is a case where the perfect is the enemy of the good. I still don't like it. I think we could do so much better with very little effort. Why the intermediate step?
     
  20. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    I would like an Pac-12 Champ/MWC Champ (Rose bowl)...C-USA Champ/Big 12 Champ (Cotton Bowl)... SEC Champ/ ACC Champ (Sugar Bowl).... Big East Champ/Big 10 Champ (Orange bowl)....(Rose bowl champ/Cotton Bowl Champ) Vs. (Sugar bowl champ/ Orange Bowl champ) I tried to make competition fair, also regions are close. And conference and bowl history kinda intact. I also allow lesser but strong conferences a chance to compete.
     
  21. Duff Man

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    That sounds terrible.
     
  22. josef

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    fify
     
  23. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    I believe that the BCS would not want the two at larges playing because of the tv markets.
     
  24. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    Citrus bowl--captital one home is kind of a rust bucket, but has great sightlines in the actual stadium, a field turf field -and the most hotel rooms of any of the mentioned locales
     
  25. josef

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    Thats possible. Its also possible one or both of those teams come from AQ conferences. If we followed this guideline this year it would have been Okie Lite/Stanford (cant remember who was ranked higher at the time) and Bama.

    It would be sort of unusual to have two teams from either the MWC, C-USA, WAC, Indy, or any other conference for that matter ranked in the top 8 going forward with the way the conferences are aligning. If we do it would be sort of an odd ball deal and I am sure that people would tune in.
     
  26. Creebuzz

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    +1 I actually liked the old bowl system. The uncertainty of #1 and the subsequent arguments with other alums were half the fun. Now it's NFL light with a mass market appeal to the bridge and tunnel crowd who have absolutely no interest in the actual universities. In any case, the suggested proposal may be less awful than the current one.
     
  27. MtnBuff

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    This may be part of the reason this is popular with the majors. It takes away the potential for an anti-trust suit since anyone could potentially get into the mix against one of the conference champs but the likelyhood of a MWC or C-USA team being ranked high enough to funnel off money on a regular basis is pretty slim.
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Plus it's unlikely that any of the programs outside the Power 6 conferences have the cache that would cause one of the 6 major bowls to invite them if they're not in the Top 4 to force their hand.

    Truth is, a 3-loss USC, Texas or Notre Dame is going to draw a much bigger number than an undefeated Hawaii.
     
  29. CarolinaBuff

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    This is a great setup if it ends up being the one. It's only 4 teams, which is the ideal size, plus it incorporates the current bowls. Love it!!
     
  30. zbuff

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    I'd much prefer 8 teams, using existing bowls as has been suggested. That only adds one game for four teams to the plus 1 format.
     

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