Post 19 Mar 2020, 08:55

What college football's 64-team playoff bracket would look l

Sure, the four-team College Football Playoff has been fun and made the chase for college football's top prize more inclusive. But let's liven up the party and expand the field to 64 teams.

Here's the format: We've seeded the teams 1 through 64, and the seeds are based on ESPN's latest Football Power Index entering the 2020 season. FPI's top four teams are Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Alabama, and with the Crimson Tide being the fourth No. 1 seed, that means they will travel to the West Region.

There's no First Four in this tournament, and don't get too caught up in the seeds. Just like the hoops tournament, there are always upsets, especially in the early rounds. And to keep things interesting, a few of the first-round matchups include compelling storylines.

Just like nobody second-guesses the CFP selection committee, I'm sure there won't be any second-guessing our picks and which teams advance. Keep in mind that there's a lot of projection involved and maybe even a touch of fantasy, too.

Today, we'll take a look at the field and work our way through the first two rounds of the tournament, narrowing the pool from 64 to 16. We'll then play the rest of the games and crown the 2020 national champion to the familiar tune of "One Shining Moment."