Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sportz' NCAA Football Playoff Pairings - 2nd Editon

Some very interesting things happened this weekend that could change up my Playoff Pairings. Screw the BCS rankings coming out today -- we just settle this on the field (or on the cyberspace).

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).

1-Florida (SEC Champ)
3-Texas (Big XII Champ)
4-Boise State (top non-BCS Champ)
5-Cincinnati (Big East Champ)
6-Iowa (Big Ten Champ)
11-Oregon (Pac 10 Champ)
12-Virginia (ACC Champ ... not likely but they are the ACC's only undefeated team)

December 12th
12p-Virginia at Cincinnati
3:30p-Oregon at Iowa
3:30p-LSU at TCU
8p-Miami at USC

December 19th
12p-TCU/LSU at Florida
3:30p-Iowa/Oregon at Texas
3:30p-Cincinnati/Virginia at Boise State
8p-USC/Miami at Alabama

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