12 or 16 will ruin the college game
By nospreaddefense on 11:02:24 06/08/21
[In reply to "I expected I would be categorically against any playoff scenario that involved a first round bye" by cvillebuck, posted at 08:39:57 06/08/21]
Eight should be limit or it ruins regular season completely. The attendance will plummet as the regular season games become meaningless. I was at penn state year before last and plenty of open seats for biggest home game of the year. Add the fact that the athletic department has jacked up prices with the variable crap prices. Why would anyone go to a game other than Michigan. Save your money for playoff games or big championship. Going to 12 or 16 would make regular season a joke. Alabama could lose five games and still be in.
: as the benefit of playing one less playoff game is too great an advantage. But I really don’t hate a 12-team bracket.
: Seeds 1-4 have the first round bye. 5-12 play a play-in game, then an 8-team playoff from there.
: My thinking has changed.. teams 5-12 should be disadvantaged, as they will be almost entirely 2-3 loss teams who didn’t win their conference. Of course, the 5 seed will feel slighted they didn’t make the top-4, but that is entirely different than being left out all together.
: So the goal still remains the same: win all your games, win your conference and make the top 4. If you slip up along the way, you’re still in but your path through the playoff is more challenging.
: I like this significantly better than an 8-team and 16-team playoff.