Originally Posted by Saul Too
I guess I don't get how an 8 team playoff where no team has more than one loss would water down the regular season. If anything, it might encourage some better early season games. Right now, for contending teams, the only goal is to schedule teams you know can't beat you. Trying to increase strength of schedule and test yourself in the non-con isn't worth the risk of potentially losing a game and ending your season in week 1.
The season is watered down under the current setup because a full third of the season (4 out of 12 games) are glorified scrimmages. 68 basketball teams making the postseason waters down the regular season as well. Football would be well served to meet in the middle, and an 8 team playoff would be nuts.
Can you imagine something along the lines of:
Week 1: KSU vs. Clemson, Notre Dame vs. Florida State, Oregon vs. Florida, Ohio State vs. Alabama.
Week 2: KSU vs. Alabama, Notre Dame vs. Oregon
Week 3: KSU vs. Oregon
Bama beat KSU 7 out of 10 dice rolls. Their Level 10 defense with SEC speed bonus was too much even when Optimus Klein was put into play. Why play the game, when it's already been decided!!!