Monday, January 12, 2009

BCS Proposal

Anyone who knows me knows I can't stand the BCS in its current form. It is unfair to smaller conferences, whose participants have no realistic shot at ever vying for a national championship. This year provided the perfect example as the University of Utah went undefeated with wins against Alabama, Michigan, Oregon State, TCU, and BYU. Yet, they never had any chance at playing for the national championship. They may be the best team in the country, but we will never know what they might have done against Florida.

This doesn't work for me. I want a system that gives every team a shot at winning the title. Along those lines, I don't want a team who can't win their own conference have a shot at the title.

What I propose is a 12 team playoff consisting of the eleven conference champions and one at-large (independent) team. We can use the BCS formula to determine the seeding of the playoff, and the playoff will follow the format the NFL uses, with the top four teams having a bye in the first week of the playoffs. This would provide for some very exciting games not only during the playoffs, but also during the regular season as teams fight to win their way into the playoffs.

Again, I challenge anyone to suggest why the current system would be better than my proposal. Good luck.

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