College Football finally has a playoff system. Okay, it’s not much of a playoff system, there is still a selection committee involved, but at least there’s no BCS Championship where the two competitors are determined via polls and computers. Every year, the Selection Committee made up of political figures like Condoleeza Rice and in the know former college football stars like Archie Manning decide on the four teams to play in the College Football Playoffs. The way it works is this: the four teams chosen will play in two semi-final games on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day with the College Football Championship taking place on a Monday a week later. There will be one other game on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but the teams that play in those two games will not have a chance at the College Football Championship.The following bowls will take part in the new structure: Orange, Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Cotton and Peach. Cities will bid on the College Football Championship like they do to host the Super Bowl. Now that we know some basics about this strange, new College Football Playoff system, how are we going to get your NCAA football betting game on?
Breaking Down the College Football Playoffs and How to Bet ThemThe key thing to remember is that it is the Selection Committee who will decide upon the four teams. Right now, we want to think about what teams have a shot in the online future sports book to win the College Football Championship. Let’s go over what the Selection Committee will be looking for before getting into the four teams to consider for our future wagers.
Selection Committee’s goals:
- Select the top four teams for the playoff, rank them and assign them to semifinal sites.
- Rank the next group of teams to play in other New Year’s bowls if berth are available.
- Select the highest-ranked champion from the five conferences without New Year’s bowl contracts.
- Assign teams to New Year’s bowls
- Create competitive matchups
- Attempt to avoid rematches of regular-season games and repeat appearances
- Consider geography