I was on my 4th or 5th Maker’s but it made sense at the time.
Four super conferences of 24 teams
Each conference has two 12 team divisions
Each division has two 6 team subdivisions.
B1G, SEC, ACC, BIG PAC.
Let’s take the BIG PAC…
Split into East – West divisions and then those are split into North – South subdivisions. Can you see it? Looking familiar? Say KSU is in the North sub of the East Division...or the Northeast Division? We'll work on it.
So each subdivision plays their teams (5 games) and 3 from the other sub in a cycle (8 games) then pick one team from the other division to manufacture a "rivalry" (that gets you to 9 games and I pick Arizona State, sometimes their good but usually bad and a trip to Scottsdale every other year in November for "Rivalry Day" is good for the soul) and 2 non conference games (11).
Then! The North and South Champs play for the East Division Championship (12). Winner of that plays the winner in the West to be the BIG PAC Champ (13).
The 4 conference champs are seeded by record and 1 plays 4, 2 plays 3 (14) unless there are 2 undefeated teams then 1 plays 3, 2 plays 4. Why? I don’t remember, but we argued this over and over and this is agreement prevented warring against a small island nation.
Those winners play for the big enchilada (15 game season for those in the final).
Everyone get’s a minimum of 12 games…those that don’t play in the "playoff" play in a bowl.
96 teams get to stay in the BCS…which is why those that remain get to play in a bowl even with a losing record as 16 of them will be in the playoff. There’s got to be 40 bowls, right?
So who are the 24 that get dropped?