Should There Be a Lesser Playoff  in College Football?

 P J Fleck WMU Coach

Western Michigan Coach – P.J. Fleck
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There is talk amongst the “Group of Five Schools” that they want to create their own playoff, because the way the College Football Playoff presently exists they will never make the playoffs. The group of Five consists of teams from the American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt conferences along with independents BYU, UMass, and Army. Most strikingly this year the Western Michigan Broncos were left out despite wins against Big Ten Schools and a 13-0 undefeated season.

Read the article: Group of Five teams considering their own playoff after feeling jilted by the CFP.

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We do not think this a good idea on its own, but within the College Football Playoff it could work quite well. If the Playoff is exrtended to an eight-team field, here is how the Group of Five Playoff could fit in:

1. SEC Conference Champion
2. Big Ten Conference Champion
3. Pac-12 Conference Champion
4. ACC Conference Champion
5. Big 12 Conference Champion
6. Winner of the Group of Five Playoffs
7. At Large Bid One
8. At Large Bid Two

This format gives every school an opportunity to make the Playoffs and gives an extra week of relevant College Football. Do you like our idea? Please comment via the button at the bottom of the page.

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