College football will never have a “perfect” postseason in the mold of the NFL or college basketball.
I didn’t mind the BCS, and I don’t mind the current format, but I do hate the idea of an expansive postseason tournament. College football is the most unique sport out there because the regular season can reach such electric heights. A giant, 16-team bracket would marginalize the atmosphere of those colossal matchups with championship implications that people circle their calendars for. Sure, the postseason football itself would be exciting, but I’d rather not backload all of it.
The best format I’ve heard involves six teams. Top two teams get an open week, and both of those teams must be conference champions. That strikes the right balance for me. It isn’t selective enough to restrict teams with reasonable résumés and it isn’t open enough for teams that stumble in the regular season to be guaranteed a spot. Preserves a part of what makes college football so much fun and decides the champion on the field at the same time.