Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 4/8/12
I received a lot of criticism of my 6-team playoff proposal from last week. What are the "haterz" arguing? 1) The NCAA would never add an extra round and 2) not all conference champs are created equal. First, I understand the resistance to an extra round. Theoretically, one school could play 16 games in a season, a drastic increase over the current 14-game season. However, of the six playoff participants, if ever a season occurred where two “wild card teams” made it to the championship, two teams would indeed play 16 games total, two would play 15 games, and two (the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds) would play 14 games, the same maximum amount as currently exists. Out of 120 Division 1 schools, that’s not as drastic as people think. And it’s an especially mild change (adding a few extra games for only a few teams) if it means giving us a fairer championship system. The “added round” wouldn’t even necessarily be a major burden to fans (as many of the other proposals are). No school would EVE...
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