With March Madness in full swing, as the 2017 Sweet 16 is upon us, we take a look at a mythical 16-team college football playoff.
There really is nothing like the excitement of March Madness. Each year, the best 64 teams in college basketball battle it out for the right to cut down the nets and win a national championship. In football, only four teams head to the College Football Playoff, which has been a topic of discussion since the NCAA decided to go to a playoff format two years ago. The Clemson Tigers were able to defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide in a rematch of the 2016 National Championship Game earlier this year, as they pulled off an incredible upset against one of the best defenses in recent memory.
While football only selects four teams for their playoff, we take a look at what a Sweet 16 would look like if they expanded the playoff to sixteen teams. This Sweet 16 is based on the final college football playoff rankings at the end of the regular season, before all of the bowl games took place. Of the 16 teams in our Sweet 16, only Alabama and Western Michigan head to the tournament undefeated, while there are three one-win teams.
Will Alabama and Clemson meet in the championship game again? Or will there be some big upsets early on that changes the landscape of the tournament? Take a look at our Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and National Championship Game.