I have been waiting a long time for this. Every year since 2006, I have drafted my own fictional College Football Playoff system that I believed should have determined the true National Champions. At the end of this season, that dream becomes reality. Well, almost. The NCAA playoff will only feature the 4 teams at the top of a poll determined by a committee. So close. They have have control of 6 bowl games, that sounds pretty easy to get a 12 team playoff. But hey, one step at a time. The popularity of the College Football Playoff will generate enormous profits which will quickly lead to its expansion to include 8 and then hopefully 16 teams. It never hurts to keep dreaming.
If you don't understand how the new system works, Slate put together this nice summary for you: