Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sportz Assassin College Football Playoff Race
Forget that College Playoff Rankings crap. I like my postseason better.
I've done this for a few years now. My playoff is 12 teams where the champs of the big six conferences are automatically in, the top ranked champion from one of the other conferences and then five at-large bids (no more than three teams from one conference allowed). I seeded them by using the now-defunct BCS standings.
With the new way of college football, there is no BCS standings (I'm using a variation of that for this exercise) and there are now a big five conferences and not six. So, we will use the champs from those five leagues, the top champ from a non-five league and then six at-large bids.
And here is what I got:
FIRST ROUND BYES
1-Mississippi State (SEC champ)
2-Florida State (ACC champ)
3-Oregon (Pac 12 champ)
FIRST ROUND GAMES
12-Marshall (CUSA champ) at 5-TCU 6p
11-Michigan State at 6-Baylor (Big 12 champ) 3p
10-Nebraska at 7-Arizona State 9p
9-Auburn at 8-Ohio State (Big Ten champ) 12p
SECOND ROUND GAMES
Arizona St/Nebraska at Florida State 12p
TCU/Marshall at Alabama 3p
Ohio St/Auburn at Mississippi State 6p
Baylor/Michigan State at Oregon 9p