Posted on: December 4, 2011 9:01 am

2011 D1 Tournament 16 Teams 11 AQ Conferences

If there are going to be automatic qualifying conferences and automatic qualifing teams (Notre Dame) then  a playoff for DI college football should have all 11 conferences (holding at 11 by a thread) should have a automatic bid.  Here is my 16 team D1 playoff tournament.  I am not using the BCS rankings because I want them to consider quality wins (RPI style)  way more than the current system. 

1.  LSU  (1) Sec Champ    16. La.Tech  (39)WAC Champ
8.  Kansas St  (8) At Large  9. Wisconsin  (10) B 10 Champ

4. Arkansas(4) At Large    13. S. Miss(23) Conf USA Champ
5. Oregon  (5) P 10 Champ    12.  West V  (22) Big East Champ

3. Alabama(2) At Large  14.ArkSt (34)  Sun Belt Champ
6.Stanford   At Large    11.  TCU (18) MW  Champ

7.  Boise St. At Large  10.Clemson (19)   ACC Champ
2. Ok State  (2)  B 12 Champion  15. N. Illinois(35 )MAC Champ

There is no limit on the number of At Large teams per conference. South Carolina(8) is the best team left out of the tournament.

If you want an 8 team no automatic bids playoff then you would get the top 8 seeds.  That would be the Sec Champ, B12 Champ, P 12 Champ and 5 at large team.   Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Houston all played their way out in the last weekend, almost every game matters with only 5 at large spots.  

I tweaked the rankings from the Palm pre BCS rankings in ( ) to reward head to head victories and Conference Championships.    I flipped OK St and Alabama, Oregon and Stanford, Kansas St and S Carolina for Strength of Schedule,  Clemson and TCU to avoid an all Mountain W first round game with Boise St .  

I would really like to watch some of these games, sadly we never will watch the 2011 D1 Playoff.   

Posted on: December 6, 2010 5:26 pm

2010 NCAA DI 16 Team Playoff

Final Week 10 Potential 16 Team Playoff

This is Mock tournament for the NCAA Football Championship I would way prefer to the BCS.   I would make first round games at home on Saturdays for the higher seed and the 2<sup>nd</sup> round games at the 4 BCS bowl game sites.   The Semi Finals and Final would be rotated amongst the highest bidders.    The other Music City and Poinsetta Bowl, etc  can continue on any other day of the week.   

I listed the Seed, Team Name, Conf Record, Overall Record and Invite to Tournament. 

#1Auburn  (9-0 13-0 SEC Champ) vs #16 Troy (6-2 7-5 Sun Belt Champ)
#8 Arkansas (6-2 10-2 At Large) vs #9 Michigan St (7-1 11-1 At Large)
#5 Wisconsin (7-1 11-1 B10 Champ) vs #12  Nevada  (7-1 12-1 WAC Champ)
#4 Stanford (8-1 11-1 At Large) vs #13  UCF (8-1 10-3 C USA Champ)

#3 TCU (8-0 12-0 WAC Champ) vs #14 U-Conn (5-2 8-4 Big East Champ)
#6 Ohio St (7-1 11-1 At Large) vs #11 Virginia Tech (9-0 11-2 ACC Champ)

#7 Oklahoma (7-2 11-2 Big 12 Champ) vs #10 Boise St (7-1 11-1 At Large)
#2 Auburn (6-0 10-0 SEC Champ)  vs #15 Miami, OH (8-1 9-4 MAC Champ)

All three Big 10 one loss teams made the tournament, Ohio St and Michigan St at large, Stanford easily made the At Large.   
Arkansas and Boise St edged out  LSU, Nebraska, and Missouri.  No seedings were changed to avoid first round matchups from the same conference.     

I would like to see this tournament but we will not see it this year, I doubt all the higher seed teams would win, that is for sure and there would be some great football. Who would win? We will never know for sure.

13 of the 16 teams are ranked in the BCS Rankings including
Nevada at #15 and UCF at #25.   U-Conn, Miami, OH and Troy are not ranked by the BCS rankings.       

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