Here is my thing, why not just do away with the mid majors. Let them play each other and create a new division with just the big time programs. That's 70 teams for 1 title. The problem is, it still doesn't help the playoff problem. The 9th team will still have a case. The only logical solution of we have to have a playoff is to create the super conferences and take the top 2 from each. And if we are going to do that then no OOC. It's watered down easy wins. 12 conference games.
Now all that sounds like the best way to "crown a champion" to me, but I dont think its worth it. We are talking about completely altering what we all love about college sports. Tradition, rivalries, pageantry.... That will all change with a playoff. I for one am not a fan of altering something that's been done for nearly 100 years just because every 2-3 years a team gets mad because they feel they were more deserving than another.
No they won't. It won't be any different than March Madness when it was 64 teams. Sure it ### if you're a fan of team 65 or 9 in this case, but that's the way it is.
A four team format would have allowed OSU and Stanford or Oregon into the mix last year. That's a good thing, eight teams is even better without diluting the process. The interest would be higher than what you get with the bowl system as is. How many people on this board watched the Pinstripe Bowl last year? Or the Meineke Car Care Bowl? A playoff system in college football would be a ratings bonanza for TV or cable.