Give your idea(s) for a real CFP playoff.
I’ve got a couple to start.
Idea number 1. Each D1 conference champion goes plus 6 at large teams who will be the six highest ranked non conference champions in the AP poll. Regular season is cut to 9 games plus a conference title game.
Idea number 2. Have a computer rank the teams and take the top 16. Same 9 game season plus title game.
To sell this to the money grabbers at ESPN and elsewhere, you still have rinky dink bowls for those left out and the bigger bowls get the the semis and finals. All in all there will be 15 playoff games folded into the current bowl structure. How many bowls were sellouts last year? Not sure it would happen for a 1 vs 16 game but I bet attendance would go up.
Also, I would start the season early September and it ends 9 weeks later followed by conference title game. Playoff qualifiers then get a bye week and the playoffs start.
Next year would look like this:
Sep. 8 Opening games
Nov. 3 Last game
Nov. 10 Conf. Championship games
Nov. 17 Bye week
Nov. 24 Round 1
Dec. 1 Quarter Finals
Dec. 8 Semi-finals
Dec. 15 Bye week
Dec. 22 Championship Game!