View Full Version : Congressmen Join Fight to Kill College Football's BCS

10-21-2009, 10:11 AM
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said Monday that they are backing a federal political action committee "dedicated to discarding the Bowl Championship Series and instituting a competitive post-season championship for college football."

The people behind Playoff PAC whose tagline is "Beat the BCS. Save College Football." believe that the Bowl Championship Series is "inherently flawed," the group said in a press release.

"It crowns champions arbitrarily and stifles inter-conference competition," the group argued.

"Fans, players, schools, and corporate sponsors will be better served when the BCS is replaced with an accessible playoff system that recognizes and rewards on-the-field accomplishment. To that end, Playoff PAC helps elect pro-reform political candidates, mobilizes public support, and provides a centralized source of pro-reform news, thought, and scholarship."

Abercrombie said the release of BCS rankings on Sunday underscore the fact that "selecting a major college football national champion is still arbitrary and anti-competitive."

"The BCS process continues to operate like an exclusive country club rather than a true play-off system," he said. "I fully support Playoff PAC's efforts to bring change to college football."


10-21-2009, 11:49 AM
Playoff system just makes more sense and eliminates the biggest problem in college football.

Hell do it like the NFL . . . 12 teams, the top 4 teams get a bye (top 4 conference champions). 6 conference champions and 6 at large teams. Let's say Florida beat Bama, goes undefeated. TCU loses and Oregon loses to USC, but Boise, Iowa, Texas and Cincy go undefeated. We look like this.

1. Florida (SEC)

8. Miami (ACC)
9. Penn State
4. Cincinnati (Big East)

5. Alabama
12. Virginia Tech
6. Boise State
11. LSU

3. Iowa (Big 10)
7. USC (Pac 10)
10. Georgia Tech

2. Texas (Big 12)

Second Round

1. Florida
8. Miami

4. Cincinnati
5. Alabama

11. LSU
3. Iowa

7. USC
2 Texas

Just makes more sense to me. Man imagine that Miami-UF match in round 2 . . . Texas and USC. Big East and Big 10 get a chance to make statements against the SEC.

Potential UF/Bama SEC champ rematch in the semis . . . . winner faces USC or Texas . . . I mean, it just works.

Let's say ABC gets Florida (#1 seed) for Thursday night. So the Miami/Penn State game happens the first Thursday and the winner gets Florida the next Thursday. The other 3 games are on Saturday for the first 2 weeks, and then the semis are on the following Saturday and the finals on the Saturday night after. So if we started this year . . . championship week is December 5th. After, teams get a bye, and first game is Thursday - December 17th. Championship game - Saturday, January 9th.

The other way would be, only have 8 teams in the BCS. 6 conference champs and 2 atlarge . . . do the bowl games:

Orange Bowl - Miami vs. Cincinnati
Fiesta Bowl - Texas vs. Alabama
Rose Bowl - Iowa vs. USC
Sugar Bowl - Florida vs. Boise State

Put the 4 winners in a 4 team playoff

They gotta figure something, but alteast the second way u keep the bowl system and even the traditional rivalries and conference matchups.

10-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Orange Bowl - Miami vs. Cincinnati
Ignoring the entirety of your post and going with this-

That would be one helluva game.

10-21-2009, 08:40 PM
I hate the BCS....

10-23-2009, 03:50 AM
Ignoring the entirety of your post and going with this-

That would be one helluva game.

I agree, I mean the last few years the Orange Bowl games have been blahhh because both the ACC and the Big East have been below average . . . but this matchup is very possible if both teams keep up there winning ways.

10-24-2009, 03:31 PM
Down with the BCS. :up: