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Brad’s 15th Annual Mock 16-Team College Football Playoff


For the 15th 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),  Penn State (Big 10 Champ), Oklahoma (Big 12 Champ), Washington (Pac-12 Champ), Alabama (SEC Champ), Temple (AAC Champ), San Diego State (MWC Champ), Western Kentucky (C-USA Champ), Western Michigan (MAC Champ), Arkansas State (Sun Belt Champ), Ohio State (at-large, # 3 in Playoff Rankings), Michigan (at-large, # 6 in Playoff Rankings), Wisconsin (at-large, # 8 in Playoff Rankings), Southern Cal (at-large, # 9 in Playoff Rankings), Colorado (at-large, # 10 in Playoff Rankings), Florida State (at-large, # 11 in Playoff Rankings)

South Regional

(1) Alabama vs. (4) Appalachian State, Friday December 16th- 8:00 (ESPN), Birmingham, AL

(2) Wisconsin vs. (3) Florida State, Thursday December 15th- 8:00 (ESPN), Honolulu, HI

Winners play Saturday December 24th at 12:00 in Atlanta, GA (ESPN)

West Regional

(1) Washington vs. (4) San Diego State, Saturday December 17th- 8:00 (ESPN), Boise, ID

(2) Penn State vs. (3) Western Michigan, Saturday December 17th- 12:00 (ESPN), Albuquerque, NM

Winners play Saturday December 24th at 4:00 in Phoenix, AZ (ESPN)

East Regional

(1) Clemson vs. (4) Western Kentucky, Saturday December 17th- 12:00 (ABC), Jacksonville, FL

(2) Michigan vs. (3) Southern Cal, Saturday December 17th- 8:00 (ABC), San Francisco, CA

Winners play Saturday December 24th at 8:00 in Orlando, FL (ESPN)

Midwest  Regional

(1) Ohio State vs. (4) Temple, Saturday December 17th- 4:00 (ESPN), Fort Worth, TX

(2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Colorado, Saturday December 17th- 4:00 (ABC), Shreveport, LA

Winners play Saturday December 26th at 4:00 in Arlington, TX (ABC)

Final Four/Championship

South Champ vs. West Champ, Saturday December 31- 3:30 (ESPN), New Orleans, LA

East Champ vs. Midwest Champ, Saturday December 31- 8:00 (ESPN), Miami, FL

Championship Game, Saturday Jan 7th- 8:00 (ESPN), Pasadena, CA

Basic Format:


Playoff Sites:

Remaining Bowl Games: