16 TEAM FORMAT
If the format was based on all Power Five conference champions, a top Group of Five champ, and ten wild-cards based on the ranking.
No. 17 Texas would have a serious beef, but everyone else ranked lower wouldn’t have a complaint.
No. 16 Iowa vs. No. 1 Alabama
The Big Ten would get a fourth team in vs. the star of the SEC.
No. 15 Utah vs. No. 2 Clemson
Utah is amazing in bowl games under Kyle Whittingham – it would be amazing to see it against Clemson.
No. 14 Penn State vs. No. 3 LSU
Lots of defense, with Penn State needing to get the offense going vs. the Tiger brick wall.
No. 13 West Virginia vs. No. 4 Notre Dame
It’s a dangerous 13 vs. 4 matchup that might be the big first round upset.
No. 12 UCF vs. No. 5 Michigan
UCF with a chip on its shoulder vs. Harbaugh once again needing a big win.
No. 11 Florida vs. No. 6 Georgia
There would be a problem with this rematch – but that’s how the rankings would’ve fallen.
No. 10 Ohio State vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
Probably the best first round matchup, this could end up being an actual College Football Playoff game this year.
No. 9 Kentucky vs. No. 8 Washington State
The two shocker upstarts of this year, all defense vs. all offense.