This still won't work and will be proven the first time that there is an
undefeated FBS team that is excluded for whatever unsubstantiated bigoted
reason. There will be further cries when x number of 1 loss teams get excluded
due to season where one loss was chronic..... If you do not do it at least like
pro sports (8 teams from region a and 8 teams from region b ie potato head the
east and the west) you will never have a satisfied majority. What this 4 team
system can NEVER do is have what we had this year between LSU and Alabama.....
That was simply embarrassing to the NCAA football landscape.
Looks like they will expand the current 2-team 1-game playoff to a 4-team 3-game
playoff. The BCS has simply doubled the number of teams eligible for the
championship, ranked in positions 1 through 4 from its opinion poll. So much
for deciding it on the field. It looks pretty safe to keep all the money in the
4 BCS bowls and 6 ruling conferences.The optimum would be a 16-team
playoff of the 11 FBS conference champions, plus 5 at-large wild card teams,
with the 4 BCS bowls rotate hosting of the semi-finals and championship game.
The Rose can opt to host the PAC vs B10, if both are not in the top 4.
I think all would agree that somewhere in the top 20 ranked teams, would lie the
best college team in the nation. Let the top 20 teams playoff and may the best
team win. Of course this won't work because you need all the corrupt
commissioners to go along with it. You don't have to be Einstein to figure
out as long as you have a body of men deciding where teams go....it won't
work........follow the money trail. That's what makes March madness so
great.....64 teams. Obviously you can't include that many teams in a
college football playoff, but the top 20....very workable.
This is a start. When the basketball tournament started they only had 4 teams
and over the years it has expanded. Football could never get to 64 teams, but
16 would be great. I believe it will get there as one year they will have 5
undefeated teams or no undefeated teams and 6 teams with 1 defeat and the
critics will come out and force the issue. There will always be complaints of
who is left out (still happens in basketball) but in most years, an 8 or 16 team
tournament would include all teams who could possibly win it. This is an
enormous shift and a step in the right direction.
And the BCS starts to crack and crumble as it bites the dust. It just might be
very interesting to see how those teams fare that just "had to be in a BCS
conference" even if it meant jumping conferences a few weeks apart. This is
splendid suspense for college football fans. I'm betting on the SEC
increasing their stranglehold on the sport. Now instead of 2 teams/1 game from
the SEC just watch---they'll insist on 4 teams/3 games from the SEC.
It's easy to have a playoff. The tough part is deciding who qualifies.Coach's poll? Biased.Writer's poll? Biased.Computer
poll? Not trusted.I wouldn't be surprised if they decide the
four slots are the conference champions of the Big 4 - SEC, B1G, B12, P12. A
playoff will mean a giant pot of money, and the last thing "they" want
to do is spread the wealth.
Well said slcftball!
It now appears that the number 1& 2 ranked teams will play in the semifinals
in their traditional bowl sites, 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. AQ and non-AQ may be
eliminated, and a 5th BCS bowl added such as the Cotton Bowl, so the top10
ranked teams would compete, no matter their conference. The championship would
follow 2 weeks later at a rotating site, not necessarily at a BCS stadium.Problematic will be revenue distribution with AQ status removed. The
process will also continue to use opinion poll based computer rankings. Being a
conference champion will continue not to be required.
at least now hopefully teams like BSU/TCU/the U have a shot at getting to the
"final 4" and then winning it all--if they deserve it. I hope at least.