2016 DSN 16-team ‘Fictional’ College Football Playoff

The conference championship games are over and the dust has settled in terms of the College Football Playoff. The CFP committee has spoken and they have determined that No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Ohio State, and No. 4 Washington will compete for the National Championship.

But what if college football expanded to a 16-team bracket? Obviously, more teams would have a chance to bring home the trophy, which in turn would get more fan bases involved. For example, Western Michigan, who happens to be the only other undefeated team in the nation other than Alabama, would have a fair shot at proving themselves on the field against the big boys.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I realize that we are nowhere near a 16-team playoff in the real world, but it has been something that I have been intrigued with for years. In fact, ever since I was about 8-years-old, I have set up my own fictional 16-team college football tournament. Seedings were always based on the Associated Press Top 25 and are now based on the final College Football Playoff rankings.

Here is what the final College Football Playoff regular season rankings look like:


Those are the rankings that will be used to determine the first round matchups in this year’s tournament, not let’s get started! Can Michigan redeem themselves for their two regular season losses? Will P.J. Fleck and the Western Michigan Broncos shock the world in the first round? You are about to find out!


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