Go Back   Sports Central Message Boards > Collegiate Sports Discussion > College Football

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-25-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
buckeyefan78
Happy Land
 
buckeyefan78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 12,864
buckeyefan78 is a jewel in the roughbuckeyefan78 is a jewel in the roughbuckeyefan78 is a jewel in the rough
Default FCS (I-AA) playoffs may expand to 18 teams...

I-AA playoffs may expand to 18 teams

The Division I-AA football playoffs will grow by two teams to 18 next season if the NCAA board of directors approves expansion at its April meeting.

One of the teams will be a conference champion and the other an at-large entry. The proposal was approved by the Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet last week.

Still to be determined: how to encompass an extra week in the schedule and which conference will receive an automatic qualifier. The new field will have nine conference champs and nine at-large schools.

I-AA (now Football Championship Subdivision) has had a playoff since 1978. The I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) champ is decided in the Bowl Championship Series or Associated Press poll.

By Andy Gardiner, USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...terstitialskip


*********************************************************

We'll have to monitor this one closely.

One of the main points Big Ten commish Delany and Pac Ten commish Hansen make in the fight against the plus 1/BCS is that playoffs over time always expand to include more and more teams.

The pro-plus 1/BCS people just ignore. Well, history isn't their strong suit...to say the least.

Here's the template...I-AA (FCS).

1978: 4 teams
1981: 8 teams
1982: 12 teams
1986: 16 teams
2007: 18 teams?

I'm actually kinda shocked it took 'em so long to do it...if it indeed gets done.

I also love how the author says The I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) champ is decided in the Bowl Championship Series or Associated Press poll.

Huh? I didn't get the memo from President Brand outta Indianapolis saying the NCAA sanctioned a I-A (FBS) champion.

No wonder I just got done blasting "journalists" in the Gundy thread.

We should give everyone a trophy. We're all winners! :thumbsup2:

Last edited by buckeyefan78; 09-25-2007 at 05:23 PM.
buckeyefan78 is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sports Central Newsletter - #73 - Down to Four Marc News and Announcements 0 03-24-2002 10:57 PM
Sports Central Newsletter - #65 - Lancaster Report Debut Marc News and Announcements 0 12-19-2001 06:23 PM
Mavs and Blazers, Two Big Whiners? blankmind National Basketball Association 7 05-02-2001 09:58 AM
The Rick Reighard Challenge Rick Dogg The Lounge 18 03-18-2001 03:34 PM
Any thoughts on Two 10-6 teams going anywhere in the playoffs ? kj Seven National Football League 7 12-31-2000 10:51 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 PM.