The college playoffs show for the 12 best shows, 2022 edition after week five
More and more, it looks like the idea of expanding college football playoffs to include 12 teams will make the game even better.
How big is Clemson’s win over NC State? How better was UCLA’s win over Washington? And this year, how crazy and frantic it will be to chase the group of five on New Year’s Six.
Scroll down for the official explanation of what a CFP might be like after putting it in place. But for now, here’s how it will likely appear as it is now and if it expands this year.
Top 4 Expected Seeds After Week 5 (Top 4 Conference Champions)
1. Alabama (SEC): Sugar Bowl
2. Ohio State (Big Ten): Rose Bowl
3. Clemson (ACC): Orange Bowl
4. USC (Pac 12): Cotton Bowl
12. Cincinnati (AAC Champion) in
5. Georgia (SEC)
11. Utah (Pac 12) in
6. Michigan (Big Ten)
10. Penn State (Big Ten) in
7. Oklahoma State (12th Biggest Champion)
9. Ole Miss (SEC) in
8. Tennessee (SEC)
The first three teams to be disqualified
Oregon (Pac 12), Kentucky (SEC), North Carolina (ACC)
Here’s how it would work (this is from the college football game):
1. The 12 teams will be the six highest-ranked Conference Champions by the selection committee (there is no minimum rating requirement), as well as the six highest-rated teams that are not included among the six highest-ranked Conference Champions.
2. Teams will continue to be ranked by a selection committee whose size, composition and method of selection will remain unchanged.
3. The four highest rated conference champions will be ranked from 1 to 4 and each will receive a farewell round in the first round.
4. The other eight teams will play in the first round with the higher seed hosting the lower seed either on campus or at other locations determined by the higher ranked institution (#12 at #5, #11 at #6, #10 at #7 and #9 at number 8.
5. The form permits first-round matches to be played on either the second or third weekend of December in a manner that suits the format and the participating teams, with a minimum of 12 days between the Conference Championship matches and the first-round games. The management committee will make the final decision on the evaluation.
6. Subject to an agreement with the tournaments, the four quarter-finals and two semi-finals of the playoffs will be played on a league basis.
7. The National Championship game will continue at a neutral venue.
8. Subject to agreement with bowls, the four highest-ranked Conference Champions will be assigned to the Quarter-Final Bowls on selection day in order of standings, and given current contract bowl relationships if those bowls are selected for rotation. For example, if the Pac-12 Champion is ranked #1, the Big Ten Champion is #3, and the Rose Bowl is a quarter-finalist, the Pac-12 Champion will be assigned to the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten Champion will be assigned elsewhere .
9. With the four highest-ranked champions set for the tournament’s quarter-final matches, the opponents of the first-round winners will be designated by the selection committee on the basis of the arc.
10. The highest seeded players will get a preferential position in the semi-final matches.