How Does 1-A College Football Playoff Should Act

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The college football playoff reform is an ongoing debate, especially on the selection committee process that never follows an internal logic. Even in this era, it’s clear it doesn’t value talent, which is so unfortunate.


At some point, the college football playoff will expand and graduate from this sport’s traditional exclusivity. If the play develops, the group of five representatives will need to go into consideration. And if this group generates automatic bids, then each of the five champs will have the same regard.


Let’s look at how expansion can turn CFP into an actual playoff while including simulated match ups.


College Football Playoff-Six team

Participants: Power 5 Automatic Qualifiers- a highest-ranked Group of 5 team

 Format: Top two seeds to get bye; Nos. 3/4 seeds to host Nos. 6/5, on campus


It could be a viable option, and an ideal turnaround of the thought of only four teams can determine the best teams. Doing this will help retain the college football playoff’s unique exclusivity and ensure that each power 5-champion and the best gets into the playoff.  

The defect that can occur is when independent teams remove five, which leaves out the talented teams from competing.


College Football Playoff-Eight team

Participants: Power 5 Automatic Qualifiers, highest-ranked group of 5 teams (two at-large)

Format: Top four seeds to host quarterfinals before they advance to the semifinals.


This playoff would consist of eight groups. When you look at this scenario, the Power 5 Automatic Qualifiers earn bids and maintain a room for two-at-larges deserving. Even in the group of 5, the separation of the haves and have-nots is still here: The AAC or Mountain West will probably earn the bids of the group of five in most seasons. The argument is, in most seasons, there won’t be eight Championship-caliber teams.


We know that the BCS final ranking championship took time to unfold. If the winner of any of the BCS conferences finished with a BCS score below fifteen, its automatic bid would be canceled, and an extra at-large team would be chosen.


But finally, it paved the way to the current four-team college football playoff, which happened after sixteen years. As we are in year eight of the CFP arrangement, we hope it doesn’t take another eight years to achieve this. Let’s hope some underlying forces are working on switching to 8-team ASAP. There is one other twist that could be employed to make the system fairer. 


In conclusion, it’s time for the college football playoff to stop fooling around and expand to eight teams. And this should diminish some of the quirks experienced in the current selection process. 

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