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 Boston College wouldn’t have a big complaint, and yeah, 16 is too much with six SEC teams, but …
No. 16 Mississippi State vs. No. 1 Alabama
It would be a rematch … and part of the problem with a 16-team format.
No. 15 Florida vs. No. 2 Clemson
Ooooooh. How mad would No. 2 Clemson be to have to deal with this defense as a 15 seed?
No. 14 NC State vs. No. 3 Notre Dame
Ryan Finley would be on display to bomb away against the Irish? It would be a wild ride.
No. 13 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Michigan
If everything went according to plan, the Michigan defense would take down the Orange O.
No. 12 UCF vs. No. 5 Georgia
Color Georgia really, really grouchy for having to deal with this offense with a chip on its shoulder.
No. 11 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Oklahoma
The slow-and-go defensive style vs. the high-octane offense. It would be a blast.
No. 10 Ohio State vs. No. 7 LSU
In reality, the lower seed here has a real shot at actually getting into the College Football Playoff. The higher seed doesn’t.
No. 9 West Virginia vs. No. 8 Washington State
This … would … be … awesome. Set the over/under at 341.5.