Originally Posted by broth223
Keep the rest of the BS bowls and add an 8 team playoff once we get all these super conferences tied up we can have each conference winner 3 wild cards that can be determined by BCS ranking and one out of super conference wild card (ie Houston, Boise, etc)
The trouble is, once you introduce a playoff system, only conference champions can be invited since every NCAA Div 1 conference must be included or it will end up in the courts and become quite nasty.
The majority of teams in the NCAA outnumber the major conference teams by quite a bit and they will have a large say in how a NCAA Football Championship Playoff System will be set up.
It would probably be a 16 team playoff to include all conference champions in Div 1 and maybe a couple of wild cards. This would add 3 potential games to the schedule and would mean that the college regular season would have to go back to 9 or 10 games, as you cannot expect the players to play a further 3 games and think for a moment that they won't have to pay them. This would create a total mess in college football with law suits all over the place if they don't do it right.
This is the real reason why we don't have a playoff system, it would kill the golden goose for the major conferences as teams would abandon them to enter smaller conferences to increase their odds of making the playoffs, also the major conferences might easily find that their revenues would take a huge beating if the pot has to be shared equally with what we now consider smaller Div 1 schools.
Again, there is a lot more to why the major conferences don't want a real playoff system, it would very likely open a can of worms that would destroy college football as we know it today and create an even playing field for the rest of the Div 1 conferences.
Everybody who thinks for a moment that a playoff system would be wonderful is kidding themselves, it cannot come about without a major impact on how college football is set up today. The major conferences have the golden goose under their wing and they aren't about to see it all come down around them, by allowing a playoff system over which they would lose control of their position of eminence.