NCAA Tournament – College Football Style

Much of the talk in college football over the past few days has been the Playoffs and the idea of expanding beyond 4 teams. Most proposals suggest 8 teams makes sense – five power 5 conference winners, one group of five champion, and two at-large teams. Eight makes the most sense, but realistically is many years away from happening.

Unrealistically – what if the NCAA initiated a 64 team tournament?? What if college football went basketball-style and had their own version of March Madness from November through January.

It will never happen but what if it did?! Here’s what a potential 64 team tournament bracket could look like.

 

East Region

1. Clemson vs 16. Arkansas State

8. UAB vs 9. Temple

 

4. West Virginia vs 13. California

5. Syracuse vs 12. Iowa

 

3. Florida vs 14. Ohio

6. Northwestern vs 11. Auburn

 

7. Army vs 10. Memphis

2. Georgia vs 15. Hawaii

 

West Region

1 Oklahoma vs 16. FIU

8. Middle Tennessee vs 9. Stanford

 

4. Kentucky vs 13. Oklahoma State

5. Utah vs 12. Boston College

 

3. Washington vs 14. Purdue

6. Fresno State vs 11. Michigan State

 

7. Appalachian State vs 10. Arizona State

2. Michigan vs 15. San Diego State

 

South Region

1. Alabama vs 16. Marshall

8. Northern Illinois vs 9. Oregon

 

4. Texas vs 13. Houston

5. Mississippi State vs 12. Georgia Tech

 

3. Penn State vs 14. Troy

6. Missouri vs 11. Pittsburgh

 

7. NC State vs 10. Wisconsin

2. UCF vs 15. North Texas

 

Midwest Region

1 Notre Dame vs 16. Georgia Southern

8. Cincinnati vs 9. Utah State

 

4. Washington State vs 13. Miami

5. Texas A&M vs 12. Virginia

 

3. LSU vs 14. Duke

6. Iowa State vs 11. South Carolina

 

7. Boise State vs 10. Buffalo

2. Ohio State vs 15. Toledo

 

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Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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