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The Ultimate College Football Scheduling

Posted on: August 25, 2010 3:45 am

I have formulated an idea for college football scheduling that would absolutely make the BCS a more efficent way of determining a champion. The idea is at the start of the season, every program will play the last team they faced the year before. Therefore, the previous national championship contenders would start the next season facing one another in a rematch and so on.  If the teams didn't make a bowl and the last team they played did, there are enough schools play in place from the FBS. This scheduling format would create new rivalries, create great opening week games, and most importantly determine a true champion. Every year would start off with top 25 teams losing but would honestly show who the really good teams are and who are the poll posers.  I wish there was an oppertunity to pitch this idea to the NCAA or whoever is in charge of the schedule process. 

Category: NCAAF

Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 10:28 pm

The Ultimate College Football Scheduling

Perhaps, but on the down side:

It is a stretch for it to lead to the creation of new rivalries.

It wouldn't replace the need for FBS opponents - these teams show up on the schedule for financial reasons (rematches with majors would require a larger payout) and more home games (these games would need to on a neutral site or an away game for 1 team or another).

If teams are going to have cream puffs on their schedule, I prefer they be in the 1st week.  When they get to the more notable opponents, I prefer they have the rust and kinks worked out - I want to see both teams at their best.

It is a stretch to say that an opening week opponent that is a repeat of a bowl team (which is now almost anyone with a .500 or better record) will determine a true champion.

If they were going to have a major new scheduling format change, I would prefer to see it be the conference to conference showdown.

Still, thanks - it is always good to see a new idea thrown out.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2010 2:31 pm

The Ultimate College Football Scheduling

I honestly think that this idea would work.  Having an opening week in which the strongest survive.  College football's summer would have that much more to look foward too.  I know when I went to the Capital One Bowl in 2008(Michigan v.s. Florida) in which Florida lost.  The Gators are yet to avenge that loss to Michigan and no time in the future are slated to play the program.  Many of the top teir schools only have a chance to meet in bowl games and have played maybe a total of 5 times since the programs started.  This proposal would create amazing opening match-ups and really give an idea of who the best teams are at the start of the season.  I know this idea is not going to happen but I think it would be a great way to determine the best teams.

Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 10:08 am

The Ultimate College Football Scheduling

I don't see this as happening or much of an advantage, but I gotta give you kudos for the idea - this is the 1st time I have heard this proposed.

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