In 2015, Mike Leach came out with an ingenious idea that the college football playoff should consist of 64 teams. Well, it's 2017 and the playoff is still only 4 teams so all we can do is talk and dream about what could be. On Sunday, the 68 teams for the NCAA college basketball tournament were announced and on Monday Chris Low of ESPN released his college football March Madness bracket.
But why stop at just a bracket? Low "plays" the first two rounds of the tournament with an explanation of what happened in this fantasy game.
Washington State finds themselves ranked as a 7-seed in the East Region taking on an Iowa team that finished 8-5 last season. Luke Falk continues to air the ball out and throws for 400 yards and 5 touchdowns to help the Cougars to a 38-28 victory.
In the second round of the tournament, Falk and the Cougars take on #2 Auburn. The Tigers in the first round beat #15 Indiana 34-28. Jarrett Stidham, the JUCO transfer falls just short to Falk as the Cougars pull off the upset 35-31.
The Cougars path to the championship still is a ways away with them being scheduled to take on a 11-seeded Pittsburgh in the Sweet-16. Pitt is coming off of two upsets of Pac-12 teams in a victory over #6 Oregon in the first round and then pull off possibly the upset of the tournament as they defeat #3 Washington. Top seeded Florida takes on #4 Georgia in the other regional semifinal.
The Pac-12 managed to get every team from the conference into the tournament and represented very well as they land 4 teams in the sweet-16 with one team making it from each region. USC and Stanford still stand as the 3-seed in their respective regions while Colorado snuck their way in as the 11-seed.
How far does Washington State make it in your college football March Madness?
What would a 64-team college football bracket look like for 2017?
So we're going to take a page out of Washington State coach Mike Leach's playbook and create our own version of March Madness in football. Leach has suggested college football should reduce the number of regular-season games to 10 and use a 64-team field to decide the national championship.
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