I am from a "Major Market". Every season I look for a reason to watch and enjoy college football. Every season I am disappointed. It is sloppy and half the season is filled with blow outs of bad teams by very good teams. If I was a true college football fan, I would be out raged that this system is not designed for your entertainment but for the colleges pocket books.
What you need is 2 super conferences. Divide those conferences by regions. Have the best two teams of the super conferences play at the end of the year. End of story.
College football will always be minor league football in my eyes. I hate saying it, but it is just how I feel. I have 2 football teams, 2 baseball teams, 2 basketball teams and 3 hockey teams. As a professional sports fan, I am spoiled.
"It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not."