I like 6 myself. give the top 2 a bye and let 3-6 play for the 3 and 4 spots. Then if #7 is hollerin' about it. let 'em get over it.. Of course, they gonna' do whatever the bowls will cough up money for and whatever formula will make the most $$. whether they do 6,8 or 12, it would be that many less teams playing in some meaningless bowl to pick up a check with their top players opting out of it.