25 team college football playoff (2020 simulation)



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- lowest seeded team plays the highest seeded team as you advance

-teams 16-25,have a play in whoever comes out of the play in plays against 1 seed Alabama, 17th gets a bye to the play in semifinals, 16th a double bye to the play in finals, teams 1-15 get a triple bye the the 16 team playoff.

I will use this site as a guide College Football Playoff - Rankings and this site to simulate SimMatchup College Football - Free NCAA Matchup and College Football Sim Games

Whoever wants to play have at it but you gotta play by my format. So I’ll get started

Play in 1st round

25 Oregon vs 18 Miami
26-24 Oregon

24 Tulsa vs 19 Louisiana
40-23 Louisiana

23 NC State vs 20 Texas
23-9 Texas

22 San Jose State vs 21 Oklahoma State
48-20 San Jose State

Play in 2nd round

25 Oregon vs 19 Louisiana
Louisiana 43-24

22 San Jose State vs 21 Texas

San Jose State 36-27

Play in quarterfinals

22 San Jose State vs 19 Louisiana
San Jose State 34-17

Play in Quarterfinals

22 San Jose State vs 17 USC

San Jose State 22-20

Play in Finals (for the right to play top seeded Alabama in the 16 team CFP)

22 San Jose State vs 16 BYU

BYU wins 51-27

I will reveal the matchups in a bit of the actual 16 team field, wanted to get through the play in rounds.
 
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If I were designing a playoff I would take 17 teams. Every league champ plus 9 at large. Top 14 in. 16-19 play in for final 2 spots. Then a straight 16 game tourney. I think it works best if the first round, maybe first 2, are on campus.

I really don’t love giving teams multiple round byes and you can’t run this out forever.
 
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Here’s the 16 team field lowest seeded team plays the highest seeded team.

16 BYU vs 1 Alabama

15 Iowa vs 2 Clemson

14 Northwestern vs 3 Ohio State

13 UNC vs 4 ND

12 Coastal Carolina vs 5 Texas AM

11 Indiana vs 6 Oklahoma

10 Iowa State vs 7 Florida

9 Georgia vs 8 Cincinnati
 
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If I were designing a playoff I would take 17 teams. Every league champ plus 9 at large. Top 14 in. 16-19 play in for final 2 spots. Then a straight 16 game tourney. I think it works best if the first round, maybe first 2, are on campus.

I really don’t love giving teams multiple round byes and you can’t run this out forever.

What I’m doing is rewarding you for being in the top 15 and basically punishing you for being ranked 16-25. Giving you extremely long odds to win a national championship but a shot none the less. So it shows the regular season isn’t watered down.
 
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16 BYU vs 1 Alabama
39-31 BYU with the upset

15 Iowa vs 2 Clemson
33-13 Clemson

14 Northwestern vs 3 Ohio State
42-0 Ohio State

13 UNC vs 4 ND
ND wins 41-30

12 Coastal Carolina vs 5 Texas am
40-36 Texas am in ot

11 Indiana vs 6 Oklahoma
25-20 Oklahoma

10 Iowa State vs 7 Florida
40-24 Iowa State

9 Georgia vs 8 Cincinnati
30-21 Cincinnati

Elite 8 matchups (reseeded lowest vs highest ranked teams)

16 BYU vs 2 Clemson

10 Iowa State vs 3 Ohio State

8 Cincinnati vs 4 Notre Dame

6 Oklahoma vs Texas am
 
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16 BYU vs 2 Clemson
BYU shocks Clemson 47-31

10 Iowa State vs 3 Ohio State
44-41 Ohio State wins in OT

8 Cincinnati vs 4 Notre Dame
ND wins 33-29 in double OT

6 Oklahoma vs 5 Texas am
Oklahoma wins 37-16

Final Four matchups lowest vs highest seed

16 BYU vs 3 Ohio State

6 Oklahoma vs 4 Notre Dame
 
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Final Four

16 BYU vs 3 Ohio State

24-21 BYU

6 Oklahoma vs 4 ND

ND wins 30-22

National Championship
16 BYU vs 4 ND
BYU wins the national championship 34-28
 
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16 BYU vs 2 Clemson
BYU shocks Clemson 47-31

10 Iowa State vs 3 Ohio State
44-41 Ohio State wins in OT

8 Cincinnati vs 4 Notre Dame
ND wins 33-29 in double OT

6 Oklahoma vs 5 Texas am
Oklahoma wins 37-16

Final Four matchups lowest vs highest seed

16 BYU vs 3 Ohio State

6 Oklahoma vs 4 Notre Dame
Is it possible to win a college football game by 4 in OT?
 
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Is this more exciting then the bowl system. What a run by BYU shocking Bama, Clemson and Ohio State on the way to the national championship. What do you all think of this format.
 

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Teams 16-25 all drop out due to ridiculousness of playing more than one additional game during a pandemic.

Half of the remaining games are cancelled due to COVID, leaving an eight team field. Otherwise it falls out exactly as it did in reality with the exception that A&M replaces ND to get steamrolled by Alabama.
 
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Teams 16-25 all drop out due to ridiculousness of playing more than one additional game during a pandemic.

Half of the remaining games are cancelled due to COVID, leaving an eight team field. Otherwise it falls out exactly as it did in reality with the exception that A&M replaces ND to get steamrolled by Alabama.

This is an expanded tournament with importance on regular season. More motivation to being in the top 15 top 16 at the very least.

Turns out the 1 play in game for BYU was a tune up for Bama once they beat Bama they rode that momentum the rest of the way. That one extra spot in the polls made a huge difference for BYU as they only had to win 1 play in game as opposed to 2 for the 17th team or 5 for 18-25 teams.
 

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