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Fiction: I-A Decides on Playoff System

The following is a lark I've decided to pursue in these pages. I decided that it might be fun, and instructive, (if not about Lehigh) to issue fictional "press releases" that Division I-A football has decided to adopt the wonderful I-AA method of having a 16-team playoff.

I figure, if the real world won't let potentially 5 undefeated teams duke it out on the gridiron for the national championship, the very least I can do is create a fictional world where it's done for everyone. What's really sad is, in reality, at least 2 and potentially 4, teams will end up undefeated at I-A season's end, and only 1 will be considered national champions.

It seems ludicrous to me that a bowl system that is supposedly so "healthy" is furiously hoping teams like Hawaii win as to ensure that no teams *with losing records* make the bowls. The funny part is, a playoff this year, with 5 undefeated teams, one defending champion, and a slew of other solid teams would make an unbelievably great playoff.

On Sunday, along with my playoff result picks, I'll pick my "fantasy 16" for my playoffs, along with which bowls will be involved.

Questions/comments? Drop me a line or leave a comment on this post.

Tomorrow: I-AA Playoff Predictions


Anonymous said…
JMU - 14 Furman - 13

Did LEHIGH get ripped off here folks! Could have been a great rematch if a certain referee didn't make a bogus call at Goodman last Saturday.


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