A 16-Team Playoff Makes Sense
So with 10 conferences, that means there would be 10 automatic bids given to each conference champion leaving 6 spots for at-large bids of teams that are the top 6 in the rankings but who did not win their conference. I also think no conference should be allowed more than 2 teams. Currently the 4 team playoff rotates sites each year with this years sites being the Peach Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and the National Championship being in Tampa, FL. With my the 16 team playoff the idea will be the same, with the 2 semifinal games being at 3 major sites rotating each year. The difference would be the first 2 rounds, the higher seed in each matchup would get to host the game at their home stadium. This would gives fans a chance to see their team in another meaningful game, as well as help the school bring in some more revenue. I think this idea only makes sense, and I hope the NCAA realizes this and further expands the field to 16.
Here is, hypothetically, what the bracket could have looked like if it were 16 teams this past season.
- 1. Clemson vs 16. TCU
- 8. Navy vs 9. Western Kentucky
- 4. Oklahoma vs 13. Iowa
- 5. Stanford vs 12. Arkansas State
- 2. Alabama vs 15. Florida St
- 7. Houston vs 10. Bowling Green
- 3. Michigan St vs 14. Ohio State
- 6. Notre Dame vs 11. San Diego State