Posted January 23, 2013

Group of Five conferences look to finalize playoff revenue sharing system


The “Group of Five” college football conferences want to finalize a system that will distribute money rewarding the best team and best conference, reports

The three-tier playoff revenue distribution system would divide the money based on the best overall performance. It is proposed that the conferences would split roughly $86 million. A framework for payout amounts and criteria for judging the best conference could be complete by next month.

The “Group of Five” conferences that will be put in place for the college football playoff that is set to begin in 2014 are the Big East, Mountain West, Mid-American Conference, Conference USA and Sun Belt.

The second tier pays out based on a conference’s body of work – the top conference gets the highest amount, then “X” amount for the next-rated conference, and on down.

The third tier pays a kicker to the conference with the highest-ranked team, which is guaranteed an access bowl bid or, if among the top-four teams in the country, a semifinal berth in the playoff.


A group of five team goes to the playoff if among the top 4... yeah the always wrong BCS Poll, the one that picked Alabama vs Notre Dame this year and Alabama vs LSU last year, just to name the last 2 years.  The Poll that left out the likes of Oregon (beaten by Stanford) and Florida (beaten by Georgia).  That is why there should not be any computer, poll or committee involved, instead there should be the best 120 teams in 12 Conferences of 10 teams each with the best, next and least evenly divided among those 12 Conferences.  Then with every team playing each of the other 9 members of their Conference you just pick the 12 Champions with 4 second place teams with the most wins as the second chance teams.  Go to and look at the Perfect Playoff Plan 16 Team Championship.  It also has the 16 Teams from every year since 2002.  No predictions but those playoffs would have positively ended up with the best team on the field of play as the undisputed National Champion not a questionable Alabama.