If we were to implement such a system, here’s what it would look like in 2019.
No. 16 Miami (Ohio) (MAC Champion) at No. 1 LSU (SEC Champion)
No. 9 Florida (at-large) at No. 8 Wisconsin (at-large)
No. 12 Memphis (AAC Champion) at No. 5 Georgia (at-large)
No. 13 Boise State (Mountain West Champion) at No. 4 Oklahoma (Big 12 Champion)
No. 14 Appalachian State (Sun Belt Champion) at No. 3 Clemson (ACC Champion)
No. 11 Utah (at-large) at No. 6 Oregon (Pac-12 Champion)
No. 10 Penn State (at-large) at No. 7 Baylor (at-large)
No. 15 FAU (Conference USA Champion) at No. 2 Ohio State (Big Ten Champion)
Right now I have no interest in the CFI but if this were adopted I would watch all of these games.
Think about the boost in recruiting teams like App St, Boise, Memphis, etc would get if they could play for a national championship every year. Think about the drop in coaching turnover if these schools had a chance to play for a national championship every year.
P5 loyalists will bend over backwards trying to argue it would hurt CFB or it isn’t fair to ‘good teams’ (?) but excluding half of an NCAA division from championship play is total nonsense and should not even be considered.