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 Kentucky wouldn’t have a big complaint, and yeah, 16 too large, but …
No. 16 Iowa State vs. No. 1 Alabama
Out of all the lower-seeded teams that might just have the right formula to give Bama issues, Iowa State could be it.
No. 15 Texas vs. No. 2 Clemson
Set the point total way too high considering what these two offenses would bring.
No. 14 Penn State vs. No. 3 Notre Dame
Better in brand name than actual talent, Penn State would probably get roasted.
No. 13 Florida vs. No. 4 Michigan
Defense on defense, this would be one of toughest, most physical games of the first round.
No. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 5 Georgia
Syracuse would be fun and dangerous. The team that gave Clemson so many problems would give Georgia fits.
No. 11 UCF vs. No. 6 Oklahoma
Final Score: 62-58.
No. 10 Ohio State vs. No. 7 LSU
Joe Burrow going against Ohio State? If only there was a storyline …
No. 9 West Virginia vs. No. 8 Washington State
This would push UCF-Oklahoma for high-powered points. The two passing games would combine for 800 yards – at least.