I know this is really far fetched and has no chance to become a reality. Sitting in an office at work, staring at a wall for a large portion of a 24 hour shift tends to cause my mind to wonder about all kinds of stuff. I've wanted to post this idea for while but never have. Well here it goes...
64 teams make up 1 league(for lack of better word to mind). Each division is broken up by 4 conferences of 16. The conferences could be decided geographically or in some way to try balancing out the power. Each conference has 2 divisions of eight. The regular season would consist of a round robin schedule with in the division and then however many non-division/non-conference games they want to schedule to reach an acceptable amount of games for the regular season. But keep in mind, the post season will be extended so probably shouldn't exceed 10-12 games.
It's pretty self explanatory that the winners of each division play each other in the conference championship. Then the conference champions play in a semi-final game to decide the final two teams to play in the national championship. Here's where it starts to get a little crazy... Obviously, there far more schools with football programs than the given limit of 64 in the league. So why not take the top 64 teams, make them league 1. league 2 would the 65-although teams. League three so-on... At the end of each season, the teams that placed last in each division are placed back 1 league and replaced by the teams in the league behind that won their divisions. So in 1 of the conference we have for example:
Division A: Division B:
1. Ohio State 14-0 1. Northwestern 9-3
2. Tennessee 9-3 2. Florida State 8-4
3. North Carolina State 9-3 3. Uconn 7-5
4. Virginia Tech 8-4 4. Minnesota 5-6
5. Louisville 5-6 5. USF 3-9
Wisconsin Arkansas 2-9 6. Navy 1-10
7. Michigan State 1-10 7. Notre Dame 1-10
8. Michigan 0-11 8. Alabama 0-10
Michigan finished their regular season with zero wins and placed last in their division as did Alabama. So now both Michigan and Alabama would rotated back to league 2 and replaced by 2 of the league 2 division champions. There could still be a bowl season for the teams that qualify for bowl games but and did not make the tournament.