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How I see 12th seasonal game, in lieu of playoff

Posted on: November 26, 2008 7:48 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2008 8:06 pm

How I see the 12th game of the season, in lieu of   . . . <o:p> </o:p>

NO !!!!  not in the traditional sense<o:p></o:p>

just one moment. . . follow this,

if today, the 11th game of the season ended and the poll was this. . . <o:p></o:p>

1 Alabama<o:p></o:p>

2 Texas<o:p></o:p>

3 Oklahoma<o:p></o:p>

4 Florida<o:p></o:p>

5 Southern California<o:p></o:p>

6 Utah <o:p></o:p>

7 Texas Tech<o:p></o:p>

8 Penn State<o:p></o:p>

9 Boise State<o:p></o:p>

10 Ohio State<o:p></o:p>

11 Georgia<o:p></o:p>

12 Oklahoma State<o:p></o:p>

13 Missouri<o:p></o:p>

14 TCU<o:p></o:p>

15 Ball State<o:p></o:p>

16 Cincinnati<o:p></o:p>

17 Oregon State<o:p></o:p>

18 Brigham Young<o:p></o:p>

19 Michigan State<o:p></o:p>

20 Florida State<o:p></o:p>

21 Boston College<o:p></o:p>

22 Georgia Tech<o:p></o:p>

23 Oregon<o:p></o:p>

24 Northwestern<o:p></o:p>

25 Pittsburgh<o:p></o:p>

and we were to add a 12th unscheduled regular season game to be played. . . <o:p></o:p>

before the bowl games were picked . . . <o:p></o:p>

we could see <o:p></o:p>

1 alabama host texas<o:p></o:p>

2 oklahoma host fla<o:p></o:p>

3 so cal host Utah<o:p></o:p>

4 texas tech host penn state<o:p></o:p>

5 bosie host ohio st<o:p></o:p>

6 georgia host ok state<o:p></o:p>

7 missouri host tcu<o:p></o:p>

8 ball state host Cincinnati<o:p></o:p>

9oregon st host byu<o:p></o:p>

10 mich state host fla state<o:p></o:p>

11 bc host geo tech<o:p></o:p>

12 oregon host northwestern<o:p></o:p>

13 pitt host #26<o:p></o:p>

and this could contain up to 120 teams, but i think that since there are only 34 bowls, this list should only consider the top 72 to 74 teams. you get the exposure of more teams than the basketball version for at least 1 round<o:p></o:p>

after the week of well matched teams, we will see the reshuffeling of the bcs standings<o:p></o:p>

and then the bowl games will pit the best 2 teams in the championship game. . . if there are 4 or more top contenders, or 3 like we had a few years back, this would virtually eliminate any problems.<o:p></o:p>

the bowl system, as we know it today generates too much money to allow a playoff of any type. . . so why not just re-arrange the 12th regular season game to an unscheduled 12th [un]scheduled game . . .

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