Ramblings of the Ultimate Sports Sentimentalist

Brad’s 14th Annual Mock 16-Team College Football Playoff


For the 14th straight season, I have created a mock college football playoff bracket based my proposed college football playoff system.  I know that a four-team playoff has emerged, but I still think we can do a lot better.  You will see below that 16 is clearly the magic number for the ideal college football playoff, as I will present to you the most comprehensive college football playoff proposal you will see anywhere.  Anyone that would like to see this playoff in an excel bracket format then just let me know, and I’ll send you a copy.

The Field: Clemson (ACC  Champ),  Michigan State (Big 10 Champ), Oklahoma (Big 12 Champ), Stanford (Pac-12 Champ), Alabama (SEC Champ), Houston (AAC Champ), San Diego State (MWC Champ), Western Kentucky (C-USA Champ), Bowling Green (MAC Champ), Arkansas State (Sun Belt Champ), Iowa (at-large, # 5 in Playoff Rankings), Ohio State (at-large, # 7 in Playoff Rankings), Notre Dame (at-large, # 8 in Playoff Rankings), Florida State (at-large, # 9 in Playoff Rankings), North Carolina (at-large, # 10 in Playoff Rankings), TCU (at-large, # 11 in Playoff Rankings)

South Regional

(1) Clemson vs. (4) Arkansas State, Friday December 18th- 8:00 (ESPN), Annapolis, MD

(2) Notre Dame vs. (3) TCU, Thursday December 17th- 8:00 (ESPN), Tampa, FL

Winners play Saturday December 26th at 3:30 in Atlanta, GA (ABC)

West Regional

(1) Oklahoma vs. (4) Western Kentucky, Saturday December 19th- 8:00 (ESPN), San Antonio, TX

(2) Iowa vs. (3) Houston, Saturday December 19th- 3:30 (ESPN), Albuquerque, NM

Winners play Saturday December 26th at 3:30 in Phoenix, AZ (ESPN)

East Regional

(1) Alabama vs. (4) Bowling Green, Saturday December 19th- 12:00 (ABC), Mobile, AL

(2) Ohio State vs. (3) Florida State, Thursday December 19th- 8:00 (ABC), Memphis, TN

Winners play Saturday December 26th at 8:00 in Orlando, FL (ABC)

Midwest  Regional

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) San Diego State Saturday December 19th- 12:00 (ESPN), Houston, TX

(2) Stanford vs. (3) North Carolina, Saturday December 19th- 3:30 (ABC), Las Vegas, NV

Winners play Saturday December 26th at 12:00 in Arlington, TX (ESPN)

Final Four/Championship

South Champ vs. West Champ, Saturday January 2nd- 3:30 (ESPN), Pasadena, CA

East Champ vs. Midwest Champ, Saturday January 2nd- 8:00 (ESPN), New Orleans, LA

Championship Game, Saturday Jan 9th- 8:00 (ESPN), Miami, FL

Basic Format:


Playoff Sites:

Remaining Bowl Games: