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    Just a fun little thing I have done every year since the BCS has come out. Basically, I make the college football postseason like the basketball postseason. 64-team tournament, no play-in game. All games are at the top seeded team's home stadium. Only the Final Four and the National Championship are at neutral sites. Seeds are based on Top 25 BCS Standings, and then records after that. Only rule is that conference teams can't be matched up in the first round. So here's the field:

    East:
    #16 Notre Dame @ #1 Alabama
    #15 Auburn @ #2 Ohio State
    #14 South Carolina @ #3 Georgia Tech
    #13 Georgia @ #4 West Virginia
    #12 Tennessee @ #5 Pittsburgh
    #11 North Carolina @ #6 Nebraska
    #10 Navy @ #7 Central Michigan
    #9 Boston College @ #8 East Carolina

    West:
    #16 UCLA @ #1 Texas Christian
    #15 Arkansas @ #2 Oregon
    #14 Air Force @ #3 Iowa
    #13 Idaho @ #4 Brigham Young
    #12 Oklahoma @ #5 Arizona
    #11 Nevada @ #6 Utah
    #10 Missouri @ #7 Houston
    #9 California @ #8 Ohio

    South:
    #16 Florida State @ #1 Texas
    #15 Southern Methodist @ #2 Florida
    #14 Southern Mississippi @ #3 LSU
    #13 South Florida @ #4 Miami
    #12 Clemson @ #5 Oklahoma State
    #11 Central Florida @ #6 Southern California
    #10 Mississippi @ #7 Troy
    #9 Texas Tech @ #8 Middle Tennessee State

    North:
    #16 Michigan State @ #1 Cincinnati
    #15 Kentucky @ #2 Boise State
    #14 Northern Illinois @ #3 Virginia Tech
    #13 Bowling Green @ #4 Penn State
    #12 Connecticut @ #5 Oregon State
    #11 Fresno State @ #6 Stanford
    #10 Rutgers @ #7 Wisconsin
    #9 Northwestern @ #8 Temple


    There has been some crazy surprises and major upsets in the past. The best team doesn't always win this thing. Feel free to post opinions. I don't know when I'll start this thing off, it could be as late as after the bowl season. But I will be updating this thread when I start.

    Thanks BoneKrusher! The Sig King!

  • #2
    I don't see it anywhere, how do you determine who wins?
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    • #3
      I like the idea but 64 teams? Which teams did you leave out that are already going bowling this year? How do you rank the teams? How do you establish who goes into which bracket?

      These are questions that need answers!

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      • #4
        I already see no Iowa State or Minnesota, so there's 2 of the 4 missing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by iowatreat54 View Post
          I already see no Iowa State or Minnesota, so there's 2 of the 4 missing.
          I just figured it out:

          Iowa State
          Minnesota
          Wyoming (although their opponent, Fresno State, got a 11 seed)
          Marshall (although their opponent, Ohio, got a 8 seed)

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          • #6
            CanadianKid: I use Whatifsports simulation to determine who wins. I play each game only one time (no consensus) since anything can happen in one game. One of the reasons I don't know when I will start is because Whatifsports has not updated to include the 2009 teams yet.

            Diabsoule: I know, 64 is overload. But I wanted to run it just like NCAA basketball, minus that stupid play-in game. Besides, first round upsets can be exciting!

            From 2004 to this year, I use the BCS Top 25 Standings after the conference championships have been played. The Top 25 teams get the top spots in that order. For example: 1-4 get #1 seeds, 5-8 get #2 seeds, etc. etc. After the top 25 teams have been established, I simply go by records.

            Now, because there are several several teams who end up with the same record, I use a basic judgement call. Typically, I end up favoring the top team in the BCS conferences first. I also try not to give two teams from the same conference the same seed. Mainly, though, just understand it is a judgement call.

            I use pure geographics to determine who goes into what bracket. If your team is in the East, you get the East bracket. Sometimes it works out kind of weird and teams get shifted a little bit. Some teams may get a bad draw, but isn't this what happens in college basketball too. I also use one other rule: No conference teams can play each other in the first round!

            Finally, I have not been able to find a good way to determine the last teams in. Most years have been decently easy as I only have to cut a couple teams from the list.

            This year, however, the final four teams came down to twelve teams!

            These teams are: Florida State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Marshall, Wyoming, UCLA, UL-Monroe, and UL-Lafayette.

            My final decisions are based on:
            Taking the top team (based on standings) from major BCS Conferences (and Independents). This cuts the list down to Florida State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and UCLA. Florida State, Michigan State, and UCLA are all going bowling, so it comes down to Kansas State and Notre Dame. Because of geographics and pure excitement, I chose Notre Dame to play Alabama in the East bracket.

            Hope this helps explain things. Also, I am open to making changes to improve this tournament, so any suggestions are welcome!

            Thanks BoneKrusher! The Sig King!

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            • #7
              I'd like to do a SWDC Bowl Bracket but probably with only 16 teams.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TACKLE View Post
                I'd like to do a SWDC Bowl Bracket but probably with only 16 teams.
                I'll help ya work on that if you want...

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                • #9
                  I wish soooo bad that this really would happen in real life.


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                  • #10
                    First week is finished!

                    #1 Alabama rolls the Irish, 65-13! Mark Ingram finished the game with 202 rushing yards and 4 total touchdowns (1 receiving). Greg McElroy finished up with 3 TD passes. Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen connected with Golden Tate on a 34-yard TD pass for the Irish's only TD.

                    #8 East Carolina edged Boston College, 23-21 on Ben Hartman's game-winning 35-yard field goal with less than two minutes to go. Patrick Pinkney had 250 yards passing, including a 12 yard TD pass to Darryl Freeney. Van Eskridge spearheaded the defense with 2 picks.

                    #5 Pittsburgh survived Tennessee in overtime! Dion Lewis was sensational for the Panthers with 324 yards on 36 carries and 3 TDs. Bill Stull completed less than half his passes (15 of 32) but threw 2 TDs including the eventual game winner in OT, a 3-yard pass to Jonathan Baldwin. Tennessee's Montario Hardesty was excellent for the Vols with 162 rushing yards and 3 TDs, along with a TD reception as well. Jonathan Crompton had a pair of TDs and a pick, and Gerald Jones caught 4 passes for 56 yards and a TD.

                    #4 West Virginia wrapped up the Georgia Bulldogs, 38-17. Noel Devine led the Mountaineers with 155 yards on 25 carries with a 6-yard TD run. Jarrett Brown was 15 for 25 passing for 232 yards and a TD. Pat Lazear led the defense with 3 sacks, but it was Tyler Bitancurt, the kicker, who hit all eight field goal attempts from 36, 38, 46, 50, 45, 39, 42, and 33 yards. Washaun Early led the Bulldogs with 17 carries, 149 yards, and 2 TD runs of 74 and 34 yards respectively.

                    #14 South Carolina stuns #3 Georgia Tech with a convincing 37-13 victory! The upset was sparked by Kenny Miles who had 19 carries, 129 yards, and a pair of TDs. Stephen Garcia was 21 for 33 with 213 yards and a rushing TD. Jonathan Dwyer led the Yellow Jackets with 135 yards on 21 carries and an 11-yard TD run.

                    #6 Nebraska edges #11 North Carolina in a defensive battle, 9-6. Alex Henery hit 3 of his 4 FG attempts for all of the Huskers points. QB Zac Lee had a miserable game, completing just 10 of 25 passes for 162 yards while throwing 2 interceptions, both to UNC's Kendric Burney. Tar Heels Shaun Draughn had 10 carries for 55 yards, and the game's only TD, a 39-yard run on the Tar Heels' opening possession.

                    #10 Navy beats #7 Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 34-27. Navy did all their damage on the ground. Vince Murray led the way with 19 carries, 187 yards, and an 88-yard TD run. Marcus Curry was equally as effective with 153 yards on 10 carries, and the go-ahead 75-yard TD run with 9:12 left in the fourth quarter. Mike Stukel also had a 68-yard TD run. Dan LeFevour was valliant in the loss, completing 16 of 26 passes for 218 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. He also had 81 yards on the ground and a TD. Carl Volny added a 16-yard TD run for the Chippewas.

                    Finally, #2 Ohio State dominated #15 Auburn, 34-10. Brandon Saine and Daniel Herron both had a TD, while Jordan Hall added two more on the ground. Chris Todd was 13 for 28 with 120 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT for the Tigers.

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                    • #11
                      #1 Texas Christian crushed UCLA 45-3. Joseph Turner led the way with 114 yards on the ground and a pair of TDs. Edward Wesley also added a pair of TDs rushing. Andy Dalton was 11 of 18 passing with 154 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. UCLA's Kevin Prince was 12 of 31 passing with 135 yards, and 2 INT. Logan Paulsen caught 3 balls for 88 yards for the Bruins.

                      #8 Ohio halted #9 California, 38-21. Ohio's Theo Scott was 17 for 30 with 276 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT. Chris Garrett added a pair of TDs on the ground, while Donte Harden contributed with a rushing TD. The Golden Bears QB Kevin Riley was 14 of 28, with 171 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, and a rushing TD. Jahvid Best was limited to 17 carries, for 100 yards, and 4 receptions for 62 yards, and no touchdowns.

                      Big brother Bob Stoops and the #12 Oklahoma Sooners knocked off #5 Arizona, 36-15. DeMarco Murray had 114 yards on just 10 carries with a TD. QB Landry Jones was 32 of 55 passing for 340 yards, and a TD. Ryan Broyles led the Sooners with 10 receptions for 114 yards, and kicker Jimmy Stevens hit five of his seven field goal attempts. The Wildcats' Keola Antolin had 97 yards on just 8 carries, including a 63-yard TD run. Nick Foles was just 20 for 43 passing for 217 yards and a pick.

                      #4 BYU breezed by #13 Idaho, 44-19. Harvey Unga led the way with 21 carries for 135 yards, and 3 TDs. Max Hall had a brilliant day as well, completing 20 of 27 passes for 275 yards, and 3 TDs, including two to McKay Jacobson. Idaho's Princeton McCarty finished the game with 92 yards on just 12 carries, and a TD.

                      #3 Iowa squeezes by #14 Air Force, 17-10. Ricky Stanzi was named player of the game for completing 14 of 24 passes for 214 yards, and a 12-yard TD strike to Allen Reisner. Brandon Wegher had just 44 yards on 17 carries and a TD. Savier Stephens led the Falcons with 110 yards on 10 carries and a 36-yard TD run.

                      #6 Utah took care of #11 Nevada 34-13. Matt Asiata had 225 yards on 30 carries and a pair of TDs. Eddie Wide contributed with 114 yards on 19 carries, and 2 TDs, a 1-yard run and a 18-yard reception. Terrance Cain completed 12 of 14 attempts for 165 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. Vai Taua led the Wolfpack with 158 yards on 18 carries, while Colin Kaepernick had 71 yards and a TD on 16 carries.

                      In a high scoring shootout, #10 Missouri slipped by #7 Houston, 57-50. Blaine Gabbert led the Tigers with 29 of 33 passing for 428 yards, and 6 total touchdowns, 5 through the air and 1 on the ground. Danario Alexander remained his favorite target with 10 catches for 226 yards and a pair of TDs. Derrick Washington added 107 yards and a TD on the ground. Meanwhile, Cougar QB Case Keenum was amazing with 581 yards and 6 TDs on 36 of 54 passing, mainly to Houston receivers James Cleveland (10 rec, 118 yrds, 2 TDs), Charles Sims (5 rec, 101 yards, TD) and Patrick Edwards (6 rec, 101 yards, TD).

                      Finally, #2 Oregon took care of Arkansas, 23-6. Oregon's LaMichael Jones had 178 yards rushing with a TD. LaGarrette Blount came back with 57 yards rushing and a TD. Jeremiah Masoli was just 5 for 9 passing for 59 yards and had 11 carries for 51 yards. Meanwhile, Ryan Mallet led the Razorbacks with 21 of 36 passing for 277 yards, and an INT.

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                      • #12
                        Keep going man

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                        • #13
                          Will finish the writeups later, but here is the matchups for round #2.

                          #8 East Carolina @ #1 Alabama
                          #5 Pittsburgh @ #4 West Virginia
                          #14 South Carolina @ #6 Nebraska
                          #10 Navy @ #2 Ohio State

                          #8 Ohio @ #1 Texas Christian
                          #12 Oklahoma @ #4 Brigham Young
                          #6 Utah @ #3 Iowa
                          #10 Missouri @ #2 Oregon

                          #9 Northwestern @ #1 Cincinnati
                          #5 Oregon State @ #4 Penn State
                          #6 Stanford @ #3 Virginia Tech
                          #7 Wisconsin @ #2 Boise State

                          #9 Texas Tech @ #1 Texas
                          #5 Oklahoma State @ #4 Miami
                          #14 Southern Mississippi @ #6 Southern California
                          #7 Troy @ #2 Florida

                          As you can see, there's quite a few rematches in the second round. West Virginia edged Pitt, Ohio State survived Navy, BYU upset Oklahoma, Texas took care of Texas Tech, and Florida blasted Troy in earlier games this year. Will be interesting to see if there will be similar results this time around.

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                          • #14
                            Come on Temple should have beat NorthWestern

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                            • #15
                              One day I'll live in a world where the college football champion team is defined in a fair way. And that's going to be the way.

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