College Football Revision
Enitire plan in place by 2006
SEC stays the same
Big 12 stays the same
Big 10- adds Notre Dame (11+1)
ACC- adds Miami, Virginia Tech, South Florida (9+3)
MAC- loses Marshall and C. Florida (14-2)
Big East- loses Virginia Tech and Miami
adds Marshall, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, East Carolina (9-2 + 5)
Pac 10 adds Hawaii and Fresno St (10+2)
C-USA loses South Florida, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, East Carolina
adds N. Texas, MTSU, Navy, SMU, Rice, Tulsa, Troy St.,C. Florida, Arkansas St., Louisiana Tech (11-5 + 10)
Sun Belt disolves as it loses N. Texas, MTSU, New Mexico St, Arkansas St., Utah St.
WAC losesnHawaii and Fresno St., Louisiana Tech, Rice, SMU, Tulsa (10-6)
MWC loses none (8)
WAC and MWC remerge (4+8) and adds Utah St. and New Mexico St. (12+2)
UL Lafayette, Idaho, and UL-Monroe drop D-1A membership.
6 conferences affected.
2 conferences merge.
3 teams drop D-1A football.
a total of 21 schools change conferences. (18%)
WMC (West Mountain Conference)
San Diego St.
San Jose St.
New Mexico St.
11 game schedule
no extra games like Preseason Classics or Hawaii
Conference Championship Week
December 2-6 (using 2003 as example and last year's teams)
Tuesday 12/2- MAC N. Illinois vs Toledo
Wenesday 12/3- C-USA TCU vs. Tulane
Thursday 12/4- Big East Pittsburgh vs. Marshall, Pac 10 Washington St. vs USC
Friday 12/5- WMC Boise St. vs Colorado St.
Saturday 12/6- Big 10 Iowa vs Ohio St., Big 12 Colorado vs Oklahoma , ACC Miami vs Maryland , SEC Arkansas vs Georgia
MAC- New Orleans
C-USA- New Orleans
Big East- Philadelphia
Pac 10- San Diego
WMC- San Francisco
Big 10- Indianapolis
Big 12- Houston
December 13-January 3
The BCS standings will be used to determine seedings for the 9 Conference Champions and the 1 at-large bid. The at-large bid will be awarded to the highest ranked team but must be a winner of a division. The at-large bid is automatically the #10 seed.
Sites are at the listed bowl sites. The 4 current BCS bowls rotate.
Game 1- #8 Pitt vs #10 Toledo Sun Bowl
Game 2- #7 Boise St. vs #9 TCU Outback Bowl
Game 3-#1 Miami vs Game 1 winner Holiday Bowl
Game 4-#2 Ohio St. vs Game 2 winner Citrus Bowl
Game 5-#4 USC vs #5 Iowa Fiesta Bowl
Game 6-#3 Georgia vs #6 Oklahoma Cotton Bowl
Game 7- Game 3 winner vs Game 5 winner Rose Bowl
Game 8-Game 4 winner vs Game 6 winner Orange Bowl
Game 9- Game 7 winner vs Game 8 winner
Bowls will still exist for teams not in the playoffs and must have a record of 6-5 or better. A bowl game can not be played during a playoff game. Bowl season starts the week after the Playoff Top 10 round is played.
For the critics of playing to many games.
58 teams will just play 11 games (50.8%)
38 teams will make a bowl to play 12 games (33.3%)
10 teams will play 13 games (Conf title game and bowl or lose in playoff round one ) (8.7%)
2 teams in championship game will play maximum 16 games (1.75%)
There would be 8 less teams seeing post season. However, the bowls get better teams to choose from.
The regular season in itself would be a playoff.
CAn you imagine the hype and excitement of Conference Championship week?
By setting it up this way would fans not all the sudden care about the C-USA, WMC, MAC division races and title games? :o
At the end of the playoff the teams would get a payout based on how far they advanced and the bowls still make a payout.
The season isn't extended any longer.
Rivalries are kept in place and new rivalries begin. The SEC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, MAC stay relatively the same.
The Big East core is still in place while Marshall will be a great fit. Louisville, Cincinnati, and Memphis keep their rivalries and begin new ones with the Northeast.
The WAC-MWC merger keeps many teams familar with each other together.
C-USA is in good shape as the West division is almost a new Southwest Conference and the other East schools have teams that are familar with.
The regular season as more meaning as it is really a playoff in it self! It will go from 114 to 18 to 10 to 1.
Let me know your thoughts!
Last edited by iam4ala on Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:54 am, edited 1 time in total.