Yep. I think eventually we will end up back in regional conferences with a model like this, which is where this all started, only this time, we would have a playoff, and if my other suggestion takes, we also wouldn’t be exploiting the kids as much.
I think there would be very real pushback on this from the established powers and some of the bowl heads (though to be honest, my model still preserves the revenue for those big bowl games, so why fight it?), but if the public at large wanted this, it would happen. You’d have to drown out the voices of the interested parties who are already used to defending the current model, which, lets face it, is stagnating and stupid, because only a few programs actually have any chance at the prize, as UCF proved last year. If they couldn’t get in last year, no one outside the elite programs ever will, so it will be 4 of the same 8 or 9 teams every season. No Cinderellas = Snooze.