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5-7 Format Confirmed for 12-Team Playoff

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The College Football Playoff (CFP) Board of Managers today unanimously revised the qualifying criteria for the 12-team event to now include the five highest-ranked conference champions, plus the next seven highest-ranked teams as determined by the CFP Selection Committee.

This change modifies the original plan, which called for the bracket each year to include the six highest-ranked conference champions, plus the next six highest-ranked teams.

Under the 12-team playoff format that begins this fall, the four highest-ranked conference champions will be seeded one through four and each will receive a first-round bye, while teams seeded five through 12 will play each other in the first round on the home field of the higher-ranked team. (The team ranked #5 will host #12; team #6 will meet team #11; team #7 will play team #10; and team #8 will meet #9.) The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played in the New Year's Six bowl games, the national championship game will continue to be at a neutral site. No conference will qualify automatically and there will be no limit on the number of participants from a conference.
 
I wonder how much more money the G5 got out of this. Obviously the B18, Notre Dame, the P12 (why do they still have a vote?), and the SEC voted for it. The G5 should have been against it. If a simple majority vote is needed, the ACC and B12 should have used their leverage as swing votes to get more money too.
 
FSU should look at this and think it thru

Win the ACC and get a bye..

Come in 3rd in the SEC/B10 and maybe end up playing at an ACC place

which is more likely to happen in a good way.

if you are not the best the ACC you probably are not 2-3-4 in the other 2 conf anyway
 
FSU should look at this and think it thru

Win the ACC and get a bye..

Come in 3rd in the SEC/B10 and maybe end up playing at an ACC place

which is more likely to happen in a good way.

if you are not the best the ACC you probably are not 2-3-4 in the other 2 conf anyway
Their pending departure is so counterintuitive.

They'll lose more games and be eternally indebted to a venture capital group, but at least they can look forward to being aligned with Minnesota/Rutgers and playing second fiddle to the SEC, yet again.

Definitely worth $500M+ if you ask me.
 
Has it been decided if the NY6 bowl games will be the CFP games, or will they be separate with home field advantage?
 
This means the Big and SEC get 8 teams , the rest of you can fight over the last 4 spots.
 
Under the 12-team playoff format that begins this fall, the four highest-ranked conference champions will be seeded one through four and each will receive a first-round bye,

The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played in the New Year's Six bowl games, the national championship game will continue to be at a neutral site. No conference will qualify automatically and there will be no limit on the number of participants from a conference
So this is not a P4 champion will qualify scenario, it is all conference champions. If AAC or Mountain West or whatever Conf. Champ is ranked above the best Big12 or ACC team, or that "best" team loses their conf. championship game to a low ranked or unranked upstart (like Pitt or Louisville in recent pasts) then the ACC is at the mercy of the highest ranked next 7 (and the loser of the conference championship game may in fact get the bid).
 
So this is not a P4 champion will qualify scenario, it is all conference champions. If AAC or Mountain West or whatever Conf. Champ is ranked above the best Big12 or ACC team, or that "best" team loses their conf. championship game to a low ranked or unranked upstart (like Pitt or Louisville in recent pasts) then the ACC is at the mercy of the highest ranked next 7 (and the loser of the conference championship game may in fact get the bid).
That’s my take as well. It is possible to see the ACC or the B12 left out all together.
 
That’s my take as well. It is possible to see the ACC or the B12 left out all together.

Yup exactly

Reminder it’s the 5 highest ranked conference winners

This includes ALL conferences, not just the P5

By taking away the 6 conference automatic qualifier, they essentially opened the door for another B10/SEC team
 
So this is not a P4 champion will qualify scenario, it is all conference champions. If AAC or Mountain West or whatever Conf. Champ is ranked above the best Big12 or ACC team, or that "best" team loses their conf. championship game to a low ranked or unranked upstart (like Pitt or Louisville in recent pasts) then the ACC is at the mercy of the highest ranked next 7 (and the loser of the conference championship game may in fact get the bid).

The 5 highest ranked conference champions are guaranteed a bid, only the top 4 are guaranteed a bye.

Assuming that SEC and B1G will always have a seat at the table, that leaves 3 spots for BigXII, ACC, and the rest.

And I guarantee that the ACC will NEVER allow the conference favorite to get upset in Charlotte.
 
with the new format you wont end up with a 4-5 loss team winning the ACC anyway. Most years we will have one like FSU at 10-11 wins and the other most likely at 9-10

we had 12-0 and 10-2 this yr. Lou wins and FSU might still get in at 12-1
year before we had 10-2 and 9-3 ish teams
before that 10 win teams or so

you get to 10 wins you have a chance. Thats all you can ask
You win the Conf you get in thats more than FSU got.
 
So this is not a P4 champion will qualify scenario, it is all conference champions. If AAC or Mountain West or whatever Conf. Champ is ranked above the best Big12 or ACC team, or that "best" team loses their conf. championship game to a low ranked or unranked upstart (like Pitt or Louisville in recent pasts) then the ACC is at the mercy of the highest ranked next 7 (and the loser of the conference championship game may in fact get the bid).
Not really. The ACC or B12 champ will be a Top 20 team even in a down year. The best G5 champ is rarely Top 20. You would need two G5s to have an ACC champ left out.

You also need to consider that all the Top G5 brands are now in the B12.

There is a potential for issues should the PAC survive. But even then what are the chances of a Top 20 G4 team?

And if the PAC does survive, they were dumb to vote for this.
 
with the added teams to the SEC and B10 its going to be even harder for them to get 3-4-5 teams to 10 wins. Mich/OSU/PSU all had 1-2 tough games a yr.

OSU has Iowa/Mich/ore/PSU
Mich has Tex/USC/Wash/Oreg/OSU
Ore has OSU/Mich/Wash
Wash has Mich/Iowa/USC/PSU/Ore
PSu has USC/OSU/Wash/

Pretty hard for 4 of them to get thru at 10-2..

Ga has Clem/kent/ala/tex/fl/ole miss/tenn/Aub
Ala has GA/Aub/Tenn/Mizz/ok

if they go 10-2 or better then a bunch of teams will be at the 8-9 wins as well

if you play well the ACC and get to 10 wins you have a shot to get in.

The question is will a 10-2 team get in over an 8-4 SEC/B10 ?
 
with the added teams to the SEC and B10 its going to be even harder for them to get 3-4-5 teams to 10 wins. Mich/OSU/PSU all had 1-2 tough games a yr.

OSU has Iowa/Mich/ore/PSU
Mich has Tex/USC/Wash/Oreg/OSU
Ore has OSU/Mich/Wash
Wash has Mich/Iowa/USC/PSU/Ore
PSu has USC/OSU/Wash/

Pretty hard for 4 of them to get thru at 10-2..

Ga has Clem/kent/ala/tex/fl/ole miss/tenn/Aub
Ala has GA/Aub/Tenn/Mizz/ok

if they go 10-2 or better then a bunch of teams will be at the 8-9 wins as well

if you play well the ACC and get to 10 wins you have a shot to get in.

The question is will a 10-2 team get in over an 8-4 SEC/B10 ?
That's why I said before every ACC team should have a yearly game with an SEC team. Ours should be Auburn, because of Tie Dye.
That way if we start winning against them, our league would get the preseason bump that the SEC gets every year.
I'm sure ESPN would go for that idea, build up both their conferences, made for TV.
 
That's why I said before every ACC team should have a yearly game with an SEC team. Ours should be Auburn, because of Tie Dye.
That way if we start winning against them, our league would get the preseason bump that the SEC gets every year.
I'm sure ESPN would go for that idea, build up both their conferences, made for TV.
Yep, worked great for FSU this year.
 
IMO they should go to 18 teams with the 9 conference champs and the 9 best at larges. Then break it down as follows.

1st Round
1. 9th best at large at 3rd best at large
2. 8th best at large at 4th best at large
3. 7th best at large at 7th best conference champ
4. 6th best at large at 8th best conference champ
5. 5th best at large at 9th best conference champ

2nd Round
6. Lowest seed at best at large
7. 2nd lowest seed at 2nd best at large
8. 3rd highest seed at 4th best conference champ
9. 2nd highest seed at 5th best conference champ
10. Highest seed at 6th best conference champ

Round 3
11. Lowest seeded from Round 2 at best conference champ
12. 2nd lowest seed at 2nd best conference champ
13. 3rd highest seed at 3rd best conference champ
14. 2nd highest seed at highest seed Round 2 winner

Semis
15. Highest seed vs lowest seed
16. 2nd best seed vs 2nd lowest seed

Championship Game
17. Game 15 winner vs Game 16 winner



Last season would have been something like:

1st Round
Penn State at Georgia
Oklahoma at Ohio State
Ole Miss at Tulane
Mizzou at Troy
Oregon at Miami Ohio

2nd Round
Tulane at Washington
Oregon at Bama
Mizzou at Arizona
Ohio State at Oregon State
Georgia at Liberty

Round 3
Oregon State at Michigan
Oregon at Texas
Mizzou at Florida State
Georgia at Washington

Semis
Michigan vs Mizzou
Texas vs Washington

Championship Game
Michigan vs Washington


By conference it would have been:

6 teams: SEC
5 teams: B18
1 team: AAC, ACC, B12, CUSA, MAC, PAC/MWC, Sun Belt
0 teams: Independents (Notre Dame, UConn, UMass)
 

For a national champion that is also a conference champion that could mean a 12+1+4=17 game season.

Why stop at 16? Let’s go to 64. What’s 2 more games for the winner?
 

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