What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2018 Edition

In this series, we are looking at what the American's bowl lineup would look like with tie-ins inherited from the Big East. So far, we have seen the American earn better bids than their Group of Five counterparts, capitalizing with a few quality wins as well. This year's simulation is no different as we continue … Continue reading What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2018 Edition

What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2017 Edition

We are continuing to look at what the American Athletic Conference's bowl situation would look like if they kept the Big East's tie-ins. Already, we have seen the American gain stronger bowl match-ups and opportunities for signature wins. Continuing on, here is what 2017 would look like with Big East bowl tie-ins: Here are the … Continue reading What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2017 Edition

Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

With all this possible playoff expansion talk, it got me thinking; what would be the worst-case scenario for the Group of Five? Well, it would be where an expanded playoff doesn't include an auto-bid for at least one G5 team. ¬†What does that mean for the G5, you might ask? It's time to go our … Continue reading Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

If You’re Not for Significant CFP Expansion, Get Off My Lawn

Stadium's Brett McMurphy put out a couple of articles this week talking about how College Football Playoff expansion is gaining real traction, so I thought I would revisit my recent series on what might have happened over the past six years if the College Football Playoff was already a 24-team venture like what FCS currently … Continue reading If You’re Not for Significant CFP Expansion, Get Off My Lawn

What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2016 Edition

Previously, we analyzed what the American's bowl matchups might look like in 2014 and 2015 with the improved tie-ins their predecessor, the Big East had. Today, we continue our series and look at what the 2016 AAC postseason might have looked like in Big East-colored shades. Here are the matchups with the changes in bold: … Continue reading What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2016 Edition

What if the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-ins? 2014 & 2015 Edition

Let's rewind to 2013. It's the American Athletic Conference's first year of operation and life is good...at the moment. The conference inherited the Big East's status as the sixth automatic qualifier and also its bowl tie-ins. This lead to some pretty good matchups: Pinstripe Bowl: (6-6) Rutgers vs. (8-4) Notre Dame Belk: (9-3) Cincinnati vs. … Continue reading What if the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-ins? 2014 & 2015 Edition

What if the College Football Playoff had 24 teams in 2019

We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff had 24 teams in 2019

What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2018

We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2018

What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2017

We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2017

What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2016

We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff Had 24 Teams in 2016