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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
1/18/2015

Should the college football playoff be expanded?

68%
Yes WINNER

22

32%
No

6

68%
Yes

22 Comments
Jay Johnsen
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Jay Johnsen

I hate to say it, because FCS schools make some good coin from playing FBS schools which boosts their universities, but I'd rather cut out those games, shorten the out of conference schedules, and have an eight team playoff. Teams such as Mich St, Baylor, TCU, and a Pac 12 or SEC school would've made an extremely intriguing playoff scenario. It's my personal suggestion, but it certainly doesn't make it right by any means.

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Bart Burroughs
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Bart Burroughs

I think 8 teams would be just about right. more than that and the season is too long. 8 adds a maximum of 3 extra games and would be more comprehensive. #9 will complain but no system is perfect anyway.

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Stephen Johnson
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Stephen Johnson

Let's expand it to 121 teams and call it the regular season. Then set up bowl games like they did in 1990.

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Dan Lofquist
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Dan Lofquist

I think it should be 6 teams. The teams that are ranked 1 and 2 should get a first round bye 3 plays 6 4 plays 5. The lower winning team plays 1 just like the NFL.

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Nathan Turner
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Nathan Turner

The arguments against include those whining outside the top 8 will be the same as those whining about being outside the top 4: that's false...nobody in #9 and above will cry for a long long time. Second argument is playing another game dampens the student-athlete mantra and the crowd support at different games, making the bowls completely useless...false, this is has been a great bowl season and much excitement...and come on, using the student athlete as an excuse? they'll be fine.

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Gearld Wolff
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Gearld Wolff

Six teams- Power 5 champion and highest ranked non-Power 5 CHAMPION. #1 and #2 get byes. #3 plays #6, #4 plays #5 the week before Christmas. Winners play #1 and #2 New Years Day. Winners play as currently set. Forces Big 12 to title game.

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Rizeabuv Yorzelf
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Rizeabuv Yorzelf

8 teams should do the trick. I think the Baylor's & TCUs of the world had a legitimate shot.

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Eric Farris
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Eric Farris

no more excuses with 8.

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Kevin Sasse
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Kevin Sasse

4 is nice, 6 is better, and 8 is the sweet spot. Collapse FBS down to 8 conferences that designate 1 champion who represents the conference. No polls, no computers, just Ws and Ls!

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Todd Meedel
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Todd Meedel

Because it is fair, plus based on the football playoffs this year awesome football, and champs will be decided on the field, not in a meeting room.

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Brad Bredenkamp
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Brad Bredenkamp

Should go to 6 or 8, but not until the Big XII gets a conf championship game to get on the same footing as the other 4 power conferences.

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Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

I think 8 teams would be the perfect number.

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Michael Mahoney
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Michael Mahoney

Less controversy with eight team field.

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Landy Schwiesow
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Landy Schwiesow

16 teams. Whoever has the moxie to pull off 4 games deserves to be the champion.

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Dan Cubrich
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Dan Cubrich

A couple more teams added to the playoff would make college football more exciting.

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Shane Clayton
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Shane Clayton

Should be top 8. If ever other division in college football can have a real playoff system, why not Division 1?

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Tony Gage
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Tony Gage

Because it's the only fair way to run a National Title Tournament. 5 auto bids from power conferences and 3 at large picks.

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Christian Bengel
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Christian Bengel

It will boost competition levels and would further legitimize the eventual champion. Everyone knew Florida State would fold under stiff competition, but by virtue of their record, they made the cut. What if Oregon had played a more consistent team? I guess an argument could be made either way. A championship team performs under pressure regardless of opponent and record.

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32%
No

6 Comments
Andrew Grimes
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Andrew Grimes

Too many games. Since all games count towards records, most achievements by good players will be overshadowed by those who played more games. For example: OJ Simpson rushed for 2003 yards in 14 games, but Eric Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards in 16 games and is considered the all-time single season record holder.

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Matthew J. Meyer
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Matthew J. Meyer

If you're not 4the you can't possibly argue you're first. More teams tells you who's the best playoff team, not the best Team.

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John Nielsen
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John Nielsen

These young men are amateurs. Most of them will never sign a professional contract. A playoff exposes them to too much risk and it makes the regular season meaningless.

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 Jim Jones
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Jim Jones

while I was wavering, for me it came down to the "too many games already"...four seems right and has just the right amount of hype!

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Patrick Pickett
1
Patrick Pickett

I never want to see a 2-loss team play for a National Championship!

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HardcoreHusker
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HardcoreHusker

last 2 teams will have to play 16 games, too much chance of injury, finals, getting healthy for seniors going to combines

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Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner

Not if they all give up playing the FCS schools.

Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
8 months left

Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?

Minnesota on the road

0

Purdue at home

5

Minnesota on the road

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Purdue at home

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Mark Brigham
0
Mark Brigham

It's at home and I think we will be understanding our new system and coaches by then.

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Walt Hansmann (CPTD, DTM)
0
Walt Hansmann (CPTD, DTM)

Purdue is deeper into the first season of a new staff. And it is at home where the crowd is more of a factor.

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

Later in the season. The mini game is #1 and we'll have some kinks to work out. BUT I think we win both. With good coaching we'll finally put Mini in our rear view mirror.

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Kevin Bolin
Kevin Bolin

not likely

Yes

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Ken E
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Ken E

speed speed speed

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Bruce Neel
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Bruce Neel

Good job. A lot of good players and a lot from Nebraska

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Dick Plock
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Dick Plock

We are moving the roster and trying to get better! Thanks for hiring Coach Rhule, Trev!!!

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Chuck Bolder
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Chuck Bolder

Think they did very well considering the time they had to get er done!

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Kevin Hilyard
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Kevin Hilyard

I thought we did really well with the defensive and offensive line, plus the most in-state recruits since 98!

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Scott Thomsen
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Scott Thomsen

In short order, Coach Rhule and staff put together a top 30 class. That's a great result for the short time they had to work with. My only pain point was losing Earnest Hausman to Michigan through the transfer portal.

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Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright

Ernnie's lose ! Besides, Rhule is replacing him with some 4 & even 5 star recruits out of Florida. Ernest WHO ? GBR !!!

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