Group of 5 playoff?

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  1. noeynox

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  2. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    Nobody in the "G5" should be in favor of it either. It essentially solidifies the non P5 schools as the new 1-AA and turns the FCS into D2. Just because Northern Illinois doesn't feel it has a chance to play in the playoffs doesn't mean that a Houston or a BYU has no chance. If those schools go undefeated, they'll play (as the fourth seed, probably)...
     
  3. MattMang23

    MattMang23 Contrarian

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    This would be great if your (basketball equivalent) goal is to win the NIT every year.
     
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    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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    It's cool to have a thing but it's more excluding the G5 then what the P5 is doing.
     
  5. noeynox

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    I mean if they could get amazon to pay them a windfall for the thing maybe. Other than that, what's the point?
     
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  6. amory

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    I'd be into it. At least until they expand to 8 or whatever.

    It doesn't matter if it solidifies the P5. The P5 is solidified. If Houston had gone undefeated this year, they still weren't getting into the playoff. No team outside the P5 would.

    May as well have a chance to compete in a playoff, even if it's not the "real" one.
     
  7. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    Houston was ranked #6 in the polls after week 2, for crying out loud! Of course they would have played in the playoffs if they went undefeated. Especially after they pasted both Oklahoma and Louisville. No doubt about it...
     
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    shizzle787 King Shizzle DCCLXXXVII of the Cesspool

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    Maybe the MAC, Sun Belt, and C-USA should just join with the top FCS conferences to make a new 1-AA and the other FCS conferences can be 1-AAA, and they can stop jerking our chain.
     
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    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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    We are much better off hanging with the current system and waiting for a P5 team to lose out to a G5 team and see how it gets reevaluated at that point.
     
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    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    I don't like it but I'd watch it. I can see the Twitter comments from all the pretentious "P5 fans" now.
     
  11. sdhusky

    sdhusky 1972,73 & 98 Boneyard Poster of the Year

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    The g5 needs money. I support it.

    And also believe UConn won't be G5 forever.
     
  12. Husky25

    Husky25 Dink & Dunk beat the Greatest Show on Turf.

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    If more projected top draft picks forego their bowl game because it is only an exhibition, that day is closer than it first appeared.
     
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  13. Husky25

    Husky25 Dink & Dunk beat the Greatest Show on Turf.

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    By the way, this is a bad idea.
     
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    agree with Aresco. This would solidify the separation of the P5 and those that aspire to be P5 (Mtn west and AAC).

    Not something that I'd be happy to see.
     
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    Boy, how could anyone not want to see Western Michigan vs SDSU and Temple vs WKU? Especially with a fringe top-25 ranking on the line! Riveting!
     
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    IMind Wildly Inaccurate

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    It's a horribly stupid idea.
     
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    TheDrifter75 He played.... J6H

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    The only way I'd be interested in it is if the winner of the G5 playoff got to play the winner of the P5 playoff. No, not gonna happen? Not interested.
     
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    This is a bad idea. You'd essentially create a new FCS by default.
     
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    ...but what if The AAC, and maybe the MWC, didn't participate? I love how the NIU AD is quoting P5 and G5 as divisions, similar to FBS/FCS/II/III. Um, genius, they're not divisions.

    The MAC/Sun Belt/CUSA/Indys can go have their "playoff" any time they would like. If anything, this would force the hand of the AAC and MWC.
     
  24. Marty Jackson

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    That would be interesting. Not sure the value of AAC and MW don't participate.
     
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    Whether this is a good idea or not is dependent on how much TV will pay for it.

    The "solidifies the gap" arguments are stupid. The gap is solidified. Supporting a system where the G5 schools have no chance to succeed would solidify the results more than a G5 playoff.
     
  26. Pudge

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    Everything you need to know ...

    MAC Northern Illinois wants in and Aresco won't even start the discussion. American thinks it has room to push their revenue far higher; MAC and Sun Belt and CUSA are not that in potential. With new distribution channel, AAC has an avenue forward better than others.
     
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  27. bobbyinaz

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    If the G5 were to do this it would be the 1st step in allowing the P5 schools to come for the hoops tourney.

    Cannot do this regardless of the potential money from TV
     
  28. BlueDogs

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    They must move to an 8 team playoff with 1 AAC spot.
     
  29. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    No way should they should even consider this - it's an admission that there's an "us versus them". We need to maintain the illusion that it's all one big bunch of "us". As soon as there's a formal admission that there's a real divide, the "them" side is cooked.
     
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    If this is an alternative to bowl games for G5 schools and they still have access to the CFP if a team is good enough (eg Houston this year, if they did not screw it up), then why not?

    Essentially it would mean CFP for best 4 teams (P5 or G5) and then Bowls for remaining P5 and Playoffs for remaining G5.
     
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