ESPN simulated a 64-team college football bracket in honor of the NCAA Tournament.
College football’s tournament/playoff is only four teams big.
What if it was 64 teams large, though? How would that play out?
ESPN attempted to predict how it would.
In honor of the NCAA Tournament, ESPN seeded college football teams, 1 to 64, based on the preseason FPI. Then it played out the entire tournament.
The Final Four:
No. 1 seed FSU 30, No. 3 seed USC 27
No. 1 seed Alabama 21, No. 5 seed Michigan 16
The national title game, from ESPN:
(1) Alabama 35, (1) Florida State 31: These same two teams opened the season in Atlanta in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, a comeback win by the Seminoles that left us thirsting for more, and we get more with a rematch in the national championship game. Florida State strikes early and leads most of the way. Alabama’s running game, in particular the Tide’s deep stable of running backs, changes the complexion of the game in the fourth quarter, leading to Saban’s fifth national championship at Alabama in the past nine years. Saban celebrates by spending an extra half-day at his house on Lake Burton in Georgia and even decides to open a Twitter account.
You can view the full bracket here.