I was bored/procrastinating and was thinking about the recent AP Poll and the pending playoff (and what it will eventually evolve into). I would love to see a 16 team playoff someday, so I made up a scenario. I didn't want the whole SEC playing in the SE regional, so there are some weird teams in weird places.
In my playoff system, only four teams can make the playoffs per conference. The top 16 teams (I used the AP Poll) are taken; once a conference has all four spots filled, the next highest team is added. The higher ranked seed hosts the first game, the regional finals are played at neutral sites.
Big 12: 2
Big Ten: 1
East Regional (higher seed hosts first game, final held at Lucas Oil, plays W regional in semis):
4.) UCLA at 1.) Notre Dame
3.) Clemson at 2.) Stanford
Southeast Regional (higher seed hosts first game, final held in Jacksonville, plays MW regional in semis):
4.) Utah State at 1.) Alabama
3.) Florida State at 2.) Georgia
Midwest Regional (higher seed hosts first game, final held at Ford Field, plays SE regional in semis):
4.) NIU at 1.) Ohio State
3.) Oklahoma at 2.) Kansas State
West Regional (higher seed hosts first game, final held at some western indoor stadium?, plays E regional in semis):
4.) Oregon State at 1.) Florida
3.) LSU at 2.) Oregon
What do you guys think? What would your brackets look like? I'll post mine in a few.