I grew up on Mr Rogers....so I'm going to live in the land of make believe right now. Like Joe Lunardi does on ESPN's college hoops, I'm doing the same for football. Yeah, I know that there isn't a playoff in college football...but who cares! In my mind, there is. And here is my bracketology. It's based on a 12-team format where the 6 BCS conference champions get in....at least 1 team from the non-BCS conferences...and 5 at large bids. The lower seed plays at home.
1-OHIO STATE* vs winner of....
8-BOISE STATE* vs 9-AUBURN
4-LSU vs winner of....
5-LOUISVILLE* vs 12-WAKE FOREST*
3-MICHIGAN vs winner of...
6-USC* vs 11-OKLAHOMA*
2-FLORIDA* vs winner of....
7-WISCONSIN vs 10-NOTRE DAME
Alright, the first round is in the books. Using a Playstaion and some thinking, here is what came out:
Auburn 31-Boise State 20: Despite the cold conditions in Boise, Auburn comes out with the win
Louisville 44-Wake Forest 21: They play for real in a few days
USC 34-Oklahoma 14: USC is just too strong
Wisconsin 21-Notre Dame 20: Two teams with a lot to prove...the Badgers move on.
That makes the quarterfinal matchups this:
9-AUBURN at 1-OHIO STATE
5-LOUISVILLE at 4-LSU
6-USC at 3-MICHIGAN
7-WISCONSIN at 2-FLORIDA