Clap Your Hands If You Believe in Campus Hosted Playoffs!

USC Playoffs

The rumor is the Campus Hosted 4-team NCAA Football Playoff Model (CH4TFPM) is dying. Every moment the CH4TFPM’s light is growing fainter; and Purdue Peter Pan knew that if its light went out the CH4TFPM would be no more. The playoff’s voice was so low that at first he could not make out what it said. Then he made it out. CH4TFPM was saying it thought it could get well again if children football fans believed in fairies college football atmosphere. Peter flung out his arms. There were no college football fans there, only dusty old businessmen; but he addressed all who might be dreaming of Neverland Playoffs, and now were therefore nearer to him than you think: boys and girls in their jerseys, and naked fat guys with grease painted chests.

“Do you believe?” he cried. “Do you believe in a Campus Hosted 4-Team NCAA Football Playoff Model?”

“If you believe,” he shouted to them, “clap your hands; don’t let Tink our chance at a Campus Hosted 4-Team College Football Playoff die. Clap your hands! I do believe in CH4TFPM! I do believe! I do believe! I believe!

The Conference Commissioners were in Hollywood, Florida this week discussing the future of college football post season. The old BCS model is gone. The AQ is dead. The 8 or 16 team playoff is no more. The 4-Team Plus a Rose Bowl Playoff Model has shuffled off to meet its maker. What will the playoff look like after the Conference Grand Poobahs present 2-7 playoff options to their conference presidents, athletic directors and coaches and reunite in Chi-town on June 20? It seems one proposal once believed dead has returned.

SI’s Stewart Mandel writes,

Contrary to some reports, on-campus sites remain “very much alive,” according to two sources. One said the commissioners left the meetings split about “60-40” in favor of using bowl sites.

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This is great news! The Campus Hosted Semifinals are still the best option out there. Most of the arguments against the Campus are bunk.

  • There is no better atmosphere for college football than a college football stadium.
  • Every semifinal game played on campus is a guaranteed sellout.
  • College football stadiums, stadium crew, and city services are equipped to handle sellout crowds at their own stadium.
  • Game Attendance will be higher at college stadiums than BCS bowl stadiums.  (If we had had playoffs since the BCS was formed the average campus capacity would have been 86,710 people.  While the average BCS bowl capacity is only 77,363 people.)
  • If a school with a smaller stadium wants to host a game at a larger stadium let them.
  • Money will be spent in these communities and not just Pasadena, New Orleans, Miami, and Tucson.
  • Every game of the regular season will count if home field advantage is earned by the top seated teams.
  • Rain, Sun, Sleet or Snow the Real Fans are prepared to show up in any weather.  (Cowboy up SEC)