Next season, the BCS system will be replaced by a four team playoff, and while I can't say that this new system is worse than the current one, I can say that this new system could use some improving. So, I have decided to create my own college football post-season format know as "The College Football Championship Series". This system is revolutionary because it offers the best of both worlds: it includes playoffs and bowls. The playoffs consist of 16 teams and the bowls remain intact. Now you may be wondering, "AJ how can you have a 16 team playoff and bowls?" Well, you're about to find out.
The playoffs will consist of 16 teams, 11 of which are automatic qualifiers. The champions of the following conferences: The American, ACC, Big Ten, Big Twelve, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, and the FCS national champion are all automatic qualifiers. The five remaining spots in the playoffs will be filled by at large teams. A team can enter the playoffs as an at large team if and only if it is a FBS team with ten or more wins. A five person "Selection Committee" will choose the five at large teams, as well as determine the seedings of the 16 teams in the playoffs. (Note: an at large team can be seeded higher than a conference champion and/or the FCS national champion.) The location of the playoffs games will be at the higher seeded team's home stadium (#16 seed @ #1 seed, #15 seed @ #2 seed, and so forth).
After 14 teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, the "Selection Committee" will choose the bowl match-ups. The 14 teams that have been eliminated from the playoffs will automatically qualify for a bowl game, and the two teams that haven't been eliminated will play in the "*insert sponsor here* National Championship Bowl", at the higher seeded team's home stadium. All of the remaining bowl slots will be filled by at large teams. A team qualifies for an at large bowl slot if and only if it is a FBS team with six or more wins. The bowl games and their conference tie ins (minus the "BCS National Championship Game", plus the "*insert sponsor here* National Championship Bowl") will remain the same. A list of college football bowl games and their conference tie ins can be found here.
After all of the bowls have been completed, AP College Football will release their final rankings. The winner of the "*insert sponsor here* National Championship Bowl" will always be ranked #1 in the final rankings. A team has to participate in in a bowl game, but does not have to win, to be included in the final Top 25 rankings.
To make room for all of the extra college football that this new system will bring, the start of the Division 1 (FBS and FCS) season will be moved up to the first week of August.
So that is "The College Football Championship Series". Is it perfect? I don't know, but I certainly think that it's better than the "College Football Playoff" that will take effect next year. By the way, NCAA, if you choose to adopt my system, you must call it "The College Football Championship Series" or else I'll sue you. Thank's for reading!