Each year, college football provides us with the most exhilarating regular season in all of sports. Yet, without a playoff at the highest level, that may not mean anything because a true champion cannot be crowned on the field. It's gotten so bad even the President has voiced his opinion. Just this year, five teams have not lost a game but only two get a shot at being the "champion".
There is just one answer for fans this season, WhatIfSports.com's 2009-10 December Madness. December Madness is a 16-team college football playoff featuring the 11 conference champions and top five at-large teams according to the current BCS standings. On the field, it could easily be college sports' greatest event, topping its 64-team counterpart in March. For now, our simulated version is still better than the current BCS system. That being said, this playoff is not necessarily meant to replace the current bowls, but to supplement them, adding a more definitive way to crown a champion and further fueling national intrigue in the sport throughout the month.
Over the next four weeks, beginning December 15th, the top 16 teams in the nation will compete for the ultimate prize in the simulated December Madness tournament. To determine who wins and advances, WhatIfSports.com uses its award-winning simulation software, SimMatchup College Football, to "play" each game 1,001 times. An updated bracket with scores, game recaps and example boxscores with full play-by-play are below. The results of each round will be revealed here on Tuesdays December 15th, 22nd, 29th and January 5th when a true national champion is crowned. Check back each week to see the December Madness.
December Madness tournaments from previous years can be found here:
- 2008-09 December Madness College Football Tournament
- 2007-08 December Madness College Football Tournament
- 2006-07 December Madness College Football Tournament
- 2005-06 December Madness College Football Tournament
- 2004-05 December Madness College Football Tournament
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During the NCAA college football season, we also have weekly college football picks and college football power rankings available. We also cover the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA College Basketball. In addition, you can simulate any game yourself using our free SimMatchup.
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