***Right now, this is my most recent system that I used on a previous system. I will eventually put the rest of them on here as well. Enjoy the reading and just image, if the following system(s) was in place, when I thought of them.***

ACS (Advanced Championship Series)


ACS is a system; design to determine what teams will be eligible for a 4-team playoff system, known as the National College Playoffs (NCP). Listed below are the weekly scenarios of the top rank teams, showing how teams would be able to enter the NCP.

*-Two games are added to Week 16 of the season. These two games are known as the Contender Championship games (East (CEC) & West (CWC)). Highest ranked teams that are not participating in a conference championship game will be in one of these two CC games. ACS will determine if the winner of each of the CC game is able to be in NCP or go host a major bowl game.

**Updated (2014): The National College Playoffs has been created as the College Football Playoffs (CFP).**

ACS selection procedures

*The ACS (Advanced Championship Series) would use the former BCS Standings system, in determining which teams will participate in the ACS and College Football Playoffs (CFP).*

Automatic Qualification

1. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings (see below) shall play in the College Football Playoffs.

2. The champions of the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac-12, and Southeastern Conferences will have automatic berths into the College Football Playoffs, if the team is ranked as one of the four top ranked teams to win a 13th game (excluding extra game, Hawaii).

3. The champion of American Athletic, the Big 12 Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, and Independent teams will earn an automatic berth in a ACS bowl game or College Football Playoff, if such team is ranked in the top 10 (top 4 for CFP) of the final BCS Standings, and win a Contender Championship game.

4. If any of the 12 slots remain open after application of provisions 1 through 3, high ranked teams, that won their previous match, are at-large eligible for the ACS bowl games.

At-Large Eligibility

If there are fewer than 12 automatic qualifiers, then the bowls will select at-large participants to fill the remaining berths. An at-large team is any Football Bowl Subdivision team that is bowl-eligible and meets the following requirements:

A. Has won at least nine regular-season games, and

B. Won their previous game

No more than three teams from a conference may be selected, regardless of whether they are automatic qualifiers or at-large selections, unless two non-champions from the same conference are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the final BCS Standings.

If fewer than 12 teams are eligible for selection, then the Bowls can select as an at-large team any Football Bowl Subdivision team that is bowl-eligible, has won at least nine regular-season games and is among the top 20 teams in the final BCS Standings, subject to the two-team limit noted above and also subject to the following: (1) If any conference has two or more teams in the top 15, then two of those teams must be selected, and (2) from the teams ranked 16-20, a bowl can select only a team from a conference that has fewer than two teams in the top 15.

If expansion of the pool to 18 teams does not result in 10 teams eligible for selection, then the pool shall be expanded by blocks of 4 teams until 10 eligible teams are available, subject to the two-teams-per-conference limit noted above and also subject to the following: (1) If any conference has two or more teams in the top 15, then two of those teams must be selected, and (2) from the teams ranked 16 or lower, a bowl can select only a team from a conference that has fewer than two teams in the top 15.

Relative to the two preceding paragraphs, all teams ranked in the top 15, other than those from conferences that already have had two teams selected, must be included in the bowl selections.

Note: In order to participate in a ACS Bowl game, a team (1) must be eligible for post-season play under the rules of the NCAA and, if it not an independent, under the rules of its conference, and (2) must not have imposed sanctions upon itself prohibiting participation in a post-season game for infractions of the rules of the NCAA or the rules of its conference.

Team-Selection Procedures

The bowls will select their participants from two pools: (1) automatic qualifiers, all of which must be selected, and (2) at-large teams, if fewer than 12 teams qualify automatically. The following sequence will be used when establishing pairings:

1. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings will be placed in the College Football Playoffs (hereinafter "CFP").

2. Unless they qualify to play in the CFP, the champions of selected conferences are contractually committed to host selected games:

  • Rose Bowl (Pacific-12, Big Ten, then Big 12)
  • Fiesta Bowl (Big 12, Pac-12, then Big Ten)
  • Cotton Bowl (Big Ten, Big 12, then Pac-12)
  • Sugar Bowl (SEC, ACC, then AAC)
  • Orange Bowl (ACC, AAC, then SEC)
  • Peach Bowl (AAC, SEC, then ACC)
  • Lower Conferences hosting when ranked beyond other champions
    • Mountain West/Conference-USA (Rose, Fiesta, then Cotton)
    • Mid-American/Sun Belt (Sugar, Orange, then Peach)

3. If a bowl loses a host team to the CFP, then such bowl shall select a replacement team from among the automatic-qualifying teams and the at-large teams before any other selections are made. If two bowls lose host teams to the CFP, each bowl will get a replacement pick before any other selections are made. In such case, the bowl losing the No. 1 team gets the first replacement pick, and the bowl losing the No. 2 team gets the second replacement pick.

A bowl choosing a replacement team may not select:

A. A team in the CFP, or

B. The host team for another ACS Bowl;

Further, when two bowls lose host teams, the bowl losing the No. 1 team may not select a replacement team from the same conference as the No. 2 team, unless the bowl losing the No. 2 team consents.

4. After completion of the selection process as described in Paragraph Nos. 1-3, the conferences may, but are not required to, adjust the pairings, taking into consideration the following:

A. Whether the same team will be playing in the same bowl game for two consecutive years; and/or

B. Whether two teams that played against one another in the regular season will be paired against one another in a bowl game; and/or

C. Whether the same two teams will play against each other in a bowl game for two consecutive years

Projected ACS Championship Week 2013-14 (Archived System)


Week 8

#1 Alabama .vs. #5 Missouri

*SEC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#2 Florida State .vs. #7 Miami (FL)

*ACC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#3 Oregon .vs. #12 UCLA

*PAC-12 Championship

*(Oregon goes to the NCP with a win)

#4 Ohio State .vs. #22 Michigan

*Big Ten Championship

*(Ohio State goes to the NCP with a win)

#6 Stanford (Pac-12) .vs. #10 Texas Tech (Big 12)

*Contender West Championship

*(Stanford goes to the NCP with a win if Oregon or Ohio State loses)

*(Texas Tech goes to the NCP with a win if Oregon and Ohio State loses)

#8 Baylor (Big 12)(CC) .vs. #9 Clemson (ACC)

*Contender East Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP if 2 of the 3: Stanford/Oregon/Ohio State loses)


Week 9

#1 Alabama .vs. #9 Missouri

*SEC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#2 Oregon .vs. #12 UCLA

*PAC-12 Championship

*(Oregon goes to the NCP with a win)

#3 Florida State .vs. #7 Miami (FL)

*ACC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#4 Ohio State .vs. #21 Michigan

*Big Ten Championship

*(Ohio State goes to the NCP with a win)

#5 Stanford (Pac-12) .vs. #10 Oklahoma State (Big 12)

*Contender West Championship

*(Stanford goes to the NCP with a win if Oregon or Ohio State loses)

*(Oklahoma State goes to the NCP with a win if Oregon and Ohio State loses)

#6 Baylor (Big 12)(CC) .vs. #8 Clemson (ACC)

*Contender East Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP with a win if any 2 of the 3: Oregon/Ohio State/Stanford loses)


Week 10

#1 Alabama .vs. #8 Missouri

*SEC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#2 Florida State .vs. #11 Miami (FL)

*ACC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#3 Oregon .vs. #19 UCLA

*PAC-12 Championship

*(Oregon goes to the NCP with a win)

#4 Ohio State .vs. #18 Michigan State

*Big Ten Championship

*(Ohio State goes to the NCP with a win)

#5 Stanford (Pac-12) .vs. #9 Auburn (SEC)

*Contender West Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP with a win if Oregon or Ohio State loses)

#6 Baylor (Big 12)(CC) .vs. #7 Clemson (ACC)

*Contender East Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP with a win if Oregon and Ohio State loses)


Week 11

#1 Alabama .vs. #9 Missouri

*SEC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#2 Florida State .vs. #23 Miami (FL)

*ACC Championship

*(Florida State goes to the NCP with a win)

#3 Ohio State .vs. #16 Michigan State

*Big Ten Championship

*(Ohio State goes to the NCP with a win)

#4 Stanford .vs. #13 UCLA

*PAC-12 Championship

*(Stanford goes to the NCP with a win)

*(UCLA goes to the NCP with a win if Florida State and Ohio State loses)

#5 Baylor (Big 12)(CC) .vs. #6 Oregon (Pac-12)

*Contender West Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP with a win if Florida State, Ohio State, or Stanford loses)

#7 Auburn (SEC) .vs. #8 Clemson (ACC)

*Contender East Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP with a win if any 2 of the top 4 teams loses, excluding Alabama)


Week 12

#1 Alabama .vs. #8 Missouri

*SEC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#2 Florida State .vs. Duke

*ACC Championship

*(Florida State goes to the NCP with a win)

#3 Ohio State .vs. #13 Michigan State

*Big Ten Championship

*(Ohio State goes to the NCP with a win)

*(Michigan State goes to the NCP with a win if Florida State and Oregon loses)

#4 Baylor (Big 12)(CC) .vs. #9 Stanford (Pac-12)

*Contender West Championship

*(Baylor goes to the NCP with a win)

*(Stanford goes to tne NCP with a win, if Florida State or Oregon loses)

#5 Oregon .vs. #14 UCLA

*Pac-12 Championship

*(Oregon goes to the NCP with a win if any of the top 4 teams loses, excluding Alabama)

#6 Auburn (SEC) .vs. #7 Clemson (ACC)

*Contender East Championship

*Winner goes to the NCP with a win if any 2 of the top 5 teams loses, excluding Alabama)


Week 13

#1 Alabama .vs. #5 Missouri

*SEC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#2 Florida State .vs. #24 Duke

*ACC Championship

*(Florida State goes to the NCP with a win)

#3 Ohio State .vs. #11 Michigan State

*Big Ten Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#4 Auburn (SEC) .vs. #6 Clemson (ACC)

*Contender East Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#7 Oklahoma State (Big 12)(CC) .vs. #9 Baylor (Big 12)

*Contender West Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP if Florida State loses)


Week 14 (CC games are played on Saturday of Week 16)

#1 Florida State .vs. #20 Duke

*ACC Championship

*(Florida State goes to the NCP with a win)

#2 Ohio State .vs. #10 Michigan State

*Big Ten Championship

*(Ohio State goes to the NCP with a win)

*(Michigan State goes to the NCP with a win if Florida State or Alabama loses)

#3 Auburn .vs. #5 Missouri

*SEC Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP)

#4 Alabama (SEC) .vs. #8 South Carolina (SEC)

*Contender East Championship

*(Alabama goes to the NCP with a win)

*(South Carolina goes to the NCP with a win if Florida State loses)

#6 Oklahoma State (Big 12) .vs. #7 Stanford (PAC-12)

*Contender West Championship

*(Winner goes to the NCP if 1 of the top 4 teams loses)


Week 15 (Before the CC games)

#1 Florida State (ACC Champion) is seed #1 in the NCP

#2 Auburn (SEC Champion) is seeded #2 in the NCP

#4 Michigan State (Big Ten Champion) is seeded, based on CEC results.

(Seeded #3 if Alabama loses, Seeded #4 if Alabama wins)

#3 Alabama (SEC) .vs. #9 South Carolina (SEC)

*Contender East Championship (Week 16)

*(Alabama goes to the NCP, seeded #3, with a win)

*(South Carolina will host the "SEC" Sugar Bowl with a win)

#5 Stanford (PAC-12) .vs. #6 Baylor (Big 12 Champion)

*Contender West Championship (Week 16)

*(Winner goes to the NCP, seeded #4, if Alabama loses)


Week 16 (Projected Scenarios)

Winners (#3 Alabama (SEC) and CW Champion)

#1 Florida State hosting the #4 Michigan State in the East Semi-Finals

#2 Auburn hosting #3 Alabama in the West Semi-Finals*

*Teams from the same conference must play each other first, unless both teams are #1 and #2.

Winners (#9 South Carolina (SEC) and CW Champion)

#1 Florida State hosting the CW Champion in the East Semi-Finals

#2 Auburn hosting #3 Michigan State in the West Semi-Finals


Well, I might use this system again for the 2014-15 season as well. Stay tuned for it.