Posted on: February 28, 2008 4:50 pm

Why NCAA Football Should adopt a playoff system

Hi, everybody.  Thanks for checking out my blog.  I want to talk about the NFL versus NCAA Football and why the NFL will always be better unless the NCAA makes some major changes.  The changes I'm talking about are the College Football playoff system, or lack thereof.  In the NFL, it's heart and guts; wins and losses that determine who gets to the Superbowl and wins a championship.  In College Football, there are no playoffs, and a bunch of people sitting in a room somewhere decide which two teams out of hundreds will play for the National Championship.  Doesn't seem right, does it?  I know I have a major problem with it. 

Don't get me wrong.  I still like College Football.  But, to me it gets boring once the regular season ends.  The teams are selected to their perspective bowl games, and that's basically it.  Only two teams are getting a chance at the title.  Where's the suspense and excitement in that?  Case in point, Hawaii.  Granted, maybe they weren't the best team in the nation despite their regular season undefeated record.  Yes – level of competition DOES play a factor in team's records.  But, shouldn't an undefeated team at least get a CHANCE at the title?  It just doesn't seem right to me that they weren't even given a chance. 

Take College Basketball for example.  Now, I'm not a College Basketball fan simply because I do not like basketball.  But, I bring CB up because at least they have SOME kind of playoff system; something that gives College Basketball fans something to look forward to.  What do we have to look forward to when the regular College Football season is over?  ONE pre-selected bowl game for the teams that make it?  Where's the excitement and competitiveness in that? 

I'd love to have a playoff system introduced to college football.  My reasons why:

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1) It would extend the college football season.  More football – can't go wrong with that.  J

2) It's a much more competitive and exciting way to end the College football season.

3) It gives other teams; some of the underdogs; a chance to be champions, as opposed to having 'experts' decide the fate of who's the best and who isn't. 

4) It would give NFL scouts a more thorough evaluation of potential draft picks by seeing what they can do in a playoff atmosphere (NO – I don't consider one bowl game a playoff). 

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These are my reasons why I believe NCAA Football should adopt a playoff system.  Overall, I think it would be great for College Football fans and the sport itself. 

Please let me know what you think.  Intelligent feedback will be welcome.  5's for all; whether you agree or not.  Just no insults, please.  Take care. 

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