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The Thinking Fan's Guide to the College Football Playoff by Stewart Mandel

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By Stewart Mandel

In his uniquely informative and interesting variety, well known university soccer author Stewart Mandel presents a entire consultant to school football's new period. He examines why it took one hundred forty five years for the game to undertake an easy four-team playoff. He demystifies the complicated rotation within which the Rose, Sugar and 4 different bowls will take turns web hosting semifinal video games. He examines the standards choice committee participants like Tom Osborne and Condoleezza Rice will use to figure out the playoff box and different bowl contributors. And he applies the hot method to prior seasons to demonstrate the numerous methods fanatics will event the game another way going ahead. Pay shut awareness. There’s a quiz on the finish.

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The arrangement would free a No. 1 or 2 team among those leagues from its traditional partner bowl in order to stage a 1 vs. 2 game. From 1992-97 the Coalition/Alliance succeeded in staging three 1 vs. 2 matchups. Half the time, however, the absence of the Big Ten, Pac-10 and Rose Bowl prevented a true national championship game from taking place. The three parties had maintained an exclusive partnership since 1947 and adamantly opposed sharing that stage with others. Pasadena is an idyllic place where one might easily become detached from the outside world.

Com just how skittish the Rose Bowl had been about possibly losing both of its traditional champs to another bowl. Kramer assured them that the Big Ten and Pac-10 champ had only finished Nos. 1 and 2 once in the previous 50 years. ) So of course, when the first-ever BCS standings came out on October 26, 1998, the No. 1 and 2 teams were … UCLA and Ohio State. “The Rose Bowl was about to walk out the door,” said Kramer. ” Mercifully, Tennessee and Florida State ended the season 1-2. I’m going to assume nearly everyone reading this lived through at least part of the BCS era.

No problem. I’m going to get to that. By the time you’re finished reading this book, you, too, will be an expert in all aspects of the new College Football Playoff. I’ll explain the rotation process by which six major bowls will take turns hosting a new semifinal doubleheader and the details of the new stand-alone national championship game. I’ll discuss the trickle-down changes to the larger bowl system. I’ll introduce the members and examine the process by which the first-ever FBS selection committee will conduct their momentous task.

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