- Aug 27, 2011
Agreed about us. I was thinking that, if a 12 team playoff had existed all along, since 1987 SU would have gone into the last couple weeks of the regular season with a shot at being included roughly 9 times. That includes the years where finished top 10-ish (1987, 88, 91, 92), years where we won the Big East but finished out the top 12 (1996, 97, 98), and the years where an additional late win might have allowed us to squeak in (2001, 2018).During our salad days, we were a top 20 program with top 10 years every 10 years. I think this playoff allows us to dream big again and potentially have a seat at the big boy table every 10 years if things go right. I do think the one part of this which needs tweaking is how they determine home games vs neutral sites.
If top teams get a bye do they not get a home game? I feel like that's an odd consolation even with the bye. I feel like the bowls will have a major say on how they construct this but imagine having these playoff games at home fields till the final game ala Superbowl.
As I stated earlier in the thread, 12 works for me or 0 works for me. This allows for the upstart into the conversation now.
If we can ever be decent again, 12 teams works incredibly well for SU.