Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Conference Buster:
Week 13 college football playoff projection
and realigned conference standings

From our sister site at Conference Buster

Should the college football playoff be expanded to eight teams? NO! Then how do the deserving TCU and Baylor both make the playoffs? First you make the conferences based on geography rather than business conglomerates, then you give each conference champion and other worth teams a spot in a 16-team playoff, and this is what you get.   

Teams in red have qualified for the 16-team postseason playoff seeded below the standings. Teams in blue have qualified as the worst two teams in Division 1 and must play to see who is sent down to Division 2 for the following season. Teams are ranked in each division using the brilliant Massey comparison rankings.

Mid-South
10-1  Alabama
10-1  Mississippi State
8-3  Ole Miss
7-4  LSU
8-3  Louisville
5-6  Tennessee
8-3  Memphis
5-6  Kentucky
3-8  Vanderbilt 

Southeast
9-2  Georgia
11-0  Florida State
8-3  Auburn
9-2  Georgia Tech
8-3  Clemson
6-4  Florida
6-5  Miami
7-3  Central Florida
4-7  South Florida 

Southwest
9-1  TCU
9-1  Baylor
8-3  Oklahoma
7-4  Texas A&M
6-5  Texas
5-6  Oklahoma State
4-7  Texas Tech
6-5  UTEP
3-8  UTSA

Great Lakes
10-1  Ohio State
9-2  Michigan State
7-4  Notre Dame
7-3  Cincinnati
5-6  Northwestern
5-6  Michigan
5-6  Illinois
3-8  Purdue
3-8  Indiana

Midwest
8-2  Kansas State
9-2  Wisconsin
9-2  Missouri
6-5  Arkansas
8-3  Nebraska
8-3  Minnesota
7-4  Iowa
2-8  Iowa State
3-8  Kansas

Northwest
10-1  Oregon 
9-2  Boise State
7-4  Utah
7-5  Washington
7-4  BYU
8-3  Air Force
5-6  Oregon State
3-8  Washington State
2-9  Colorado

West
9-2  UCLA
9-2  Arizona
9-2  Arizona State
7-4  USC
6-5  Stanford
5-6  California
6-5  San Diego State
5-6  Fresno State
4-8  Hawaii

Atlantic 
6-5  South Carolina
8-3  Duke
7-4  Maryland
6-5  North Carolina 
7-3  East Carolina 
5-6  Virginia
5-6  Virginia Tech
6-5  NC State
3-8  Wake Forest

Northeast 
6-5  West Virginia 
6-5  Boston College
6-5  Penn State
6-5  Rutgers
5-6  Pittsburgh 
5-5  Navy
3-8  Syracuse
4-7  Army
2-8  Connecticut

College football playoff projections...
16 South Carolina at 1 Alabama
15 West Virginia at 2 Oregon
14 Wisconsin at 3 Mississippi State
13 Kansas State at 4 TCU
12 Michigan State at 5 Georgia
11 Ole Miss at 6 Florida State
10 Auburn at 7 Baylor
9 UCLA at 8 Ohio State

Relegation playoff to be sent down to Division 2
Connecticut at Army