Monday, October 12, 2009

Sportz' NCAA Football Playoff Pairings - 1st Edition

Hi again. Another year and another opportunity for me to play fantasy college football. No, not with the players but with the teams. The fantasy world where teams actually compete in a playoff to determine a champion.

As usual, my playoff format consists of 12 teams. The champion of the six BCS conferences (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big XII, Pac-10 and SEC) get into the dance. Also, the top ranked team among the non-BCS conferences (WAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, MAC, Conference USA) gets in. The other five openings go to the five highest ranked BCS teams that didn't get in already.

The top four teams get byes. Only the national championship game is played on a neutral site. And regardless of how they got in, use the BCS poll to seed the teams (though some changes may be made to keep conference foes from meeting up in the first round).

So, here is my first edition of the year.

1-Florida (SEC Champ)
3-Texas (Big XII Champ)
4-Virginia Tech (ACC Champ)

5-Boise State (top non-BCS team) vs 12-Oregon (Pac 10 Champ)
6-USC vs 11-Iowa
7-Ohio State (Big Ten Champ) vs 10-LSU
8-Cincinnati (Big East Champ) vs 9-Miami

We could make the schedule for the first round on December 12th:
12p-Miami at Cincinnati
3:30p-LSU at Ohio State
3:30p-Oregon at Boise State
8p-Iowa at USC

The second round set for December 19th:
12p-Boise State/Oregon at Virginia Tech
3:30p-Cincinnati/Miami at Florida
3:30p-USC/Iowa at Texas
8p-LSU/Ohio State at Alabama

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