Ramblings of the Ultimate Sports Sentimentalist

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

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For the 16th 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),  Ohio State (Big 10 Champ), Oklahoma (Big 12 Champ), Southern California (Pac-12 Champ), Georgia (SEC Champ), UCF (AAC Champ), Boise State (MWC Champ), Florida Atlantic (C-USA Champ), Toledo (MAC Champ), Troy (Sun Belt Champ), Alabama (at-large, # 4 in Playoff Rankings), Wisconsin (at-large, # 6 in Playoff Rankings), Auburn (at-large, # 7 in Playoff Rankings), Penn State (at-large, # 9 in Playoff Rankings), Miami-FL (at-large, # 10 in Playoff Rankings), Washington (at-large, # 11 in Playoff Rankings)

South Regional

(1) Clemson vs. (4) Troy, Friday December 15th- 8:00 (ESPN), Charlotte, NC

(2) Southern California vs. (3) Penn State, Saturday December 16th- 8:00 (ABC), San Diego, CA

Winners play Saturday December 23rd at 4:00 in Atlanta, GA (ABC)

West Regional

(1) Alabama vs. (4) Florida Atlantic, Saturday December 16th- 12:00 (ABC), Nashville, TN

(2) Ohio State vs. (3) UCF, Saturday December 16th- 4:00 (ABC), Boise, ID

Winners play Saturday December 23rd at 8:00 in Glendale, AZ (ESPN)

Midwest Regional

(1) Oklahoma vs. (4) Boise State, Saturday December 16th- 8:00 (ESPN), Dallas, TX

(2) Auburn vs. (3) Miami-FL, Thursday December 14th- 8:00 (ESPN), El Paso, TX

Winners play Saturday December 23rd at 4:00 in Arlington, TX (ESPN)

East Regional

(1) Georgia vs. (4) Toledo, Saturday December 16th- 12:00 (ESPN), St. Petersburg, FL

(2) Wisconsin vs. (3) Washington, Saturday December 16th- 4:00 (ESPN), Detroit, MI

Winners play Saturday December 23rd at 12:00 in Orlando, FL (ESPN)

Final Four/Championship

South Champ vs. West Champ, Saturday December 30- 8:00 (ESPN), Miami, FL

Midwest Champ vs. East Champ, Saturday December 30- 4:00 (ESPN), Pasadena, CA

Championship Game, Saturday Jan 6th- 8:00 (ESPN), New Orleans, LA

Basic Format:

Scheduling:

Playoff Sites:

Remaining Bowl Games:

Date Bowl Teams Time
Dec. 22 Bahamas North Texas (9-4) vs. Fresno State (9-4) 12:30 ESPN
Dec. 26 Dollar General Appalachian State (8-4) vs. Navy (6-5) 1:00 ESPN
Dec. 26 Frisco Utah (6-6) vs. West Virginia (7-5) 4:30 ESPN
Dec. 26 Cactus Kansas State (7-5) vs. UCLA (6-6) 9:00 ESPN
Dec. 27 Pinstripe Iowa (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5) 5:15 ESPN
Dec. 27 Foster Farms Arizona (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6) 8:30 FOX
Dec. 27 Texas Texas (6-6) vs. Missouri (7-5) 9:00 ESPN
Dec. 28 Military Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Oklahoma State (9-3) 5:15 ESPN
Dec. 28 Alamo Stanford (9-4) vs. TCU (10-3) 9:00 ESPN
Dec. 29 Independence Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Texas A & M (7-5) 1:00 ESPN
Dec. 29 New Mexico NC State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5) 4:30 ESPN
Dec. 29 Camellia Kentucky (7-5) vs. Northwestern (9-3) 8:00 ESPN
Dec. 30 Taxslayer (Gator) Louisville (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4) 12:00 ESPN
Dec. 30 Armed Forces San Diego State (10-2) vs. Army (8-3) 3:30 ESPN
Dec. 30 Liberty Iowa State (7-5) vs. Memphis (10-2) 4:00 ABC
Jan. 1 Outback Michigan (8-4) vs. South Carolina (8-4) 12:00 ESPN
Jan. 1 Birmingham Texas Tech (6-6) vs. South Florida (9-2) 12:00 ESPN 2
Jan. 1 Las Vegas Wyoming (7-5) vs. Oregon (7-5) 3:30 ESPN
Jan 1 Hawaii Washington State (9-3) vs. Michigan State (9-3) 4:00 FOX
Jan. 1 Boca Raton Notre Dame (9-3) vs. LSU (9-3) 8:00 ABC
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