Originally Posted by reds1869
I simply don't understand why a 1-AA (sorry, FCS) style playoff can't be adopted. The conference champs from leagues perceived to be inferior would get a chance to prove otherwise, the best second place teams from strong leagues would still get in and the bowl system could be maintained to reward everyone else. I know the money arguments are made, but don't you think a first round game between, say, Ohio State and UC in Ohio Stadium would be an absolute bonanza?
I totally agree.
My alma mater, Marshall University, was in 1-AA in the 1980s through 1996. The playoffs were terrific. A 16 team playoff resulted in a champion being selected on the field not in the polls
before Christmas. With an 11 game regular season, no team played more than 15 games.