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DolfanDaveInATX
11-29-2004, 01:53 PM
The BCS is a fundamentally flawed system that will once again fail to produce an undisputed national champion. The only NCAA-sponsored sport that does not have some sort of playoff or championship tournament is Div. I-A college football. Heck, Div. III football has a five-round playoff.

The best system for I-A football would be a 16-team playoff starting the third weekend in December. First two rounds on campus, semifinals and championship games rotated among neutral sites.

Current BCS formulas could be kept for purposes of selecting and seeding teams. Any conference champion ranked in the Top 25 gets an automatic berth and a high seed. The rest of the field would be filled from the next highest-ranked at-large teams, with a maximum of three teams per conference. Under the current standings, barring any upsets in the conference title games, conference champions would take seeds 1-9, with seeds 10-16 going to at-large teams. Not only does that provide an extra incentive to win your conference title, but it also allows the champions of the mid-level conferences to finally get a top-10 non-conference opponent at their place.

The way the bracket would look under this system:

(16) Florida State @ (1) USC
(9) Pittsburgh @ (8) Michigan

(12) Georgia @ (5) Boise State
(13) LSU @ (4) Utah

(14) Iowa @ (3) Auburn
(11) Texas @ (6) Louisville

(10) California @ (7) Virginia Tech/Miami winner
(15) Virginia Tech/Miami loser @ (2) Oklahoma

If conferences and cities want to work their own deals for meaningless end-of-season exhibition games involving other teams, that is their prerogative. But we deserve to have the college football national champion settled on the field, and because the current bowl and BCS structure gets in the way of that more often than not, it needs to go away.

Baz
11-29-2004, 02:58 PM
I definately agree. Plus, it would give teams that don't get the puclicity of other more high-profile schools to get some respect by playing some of the powerhouses that they would not normally see on the field. For example, New Mexico and Wyoming are good teams that don't really get a chance to see if they can run with the big dogs. A playoff type format would allow them to get a chance to do just that, assuming they earn the chance by working their way up the bracket......

iceblizzard69
11-29-2004, 05:10 PM
The BCS is a fundamentally flawed system that will once again fail to produce an undisputed national champion. The only NCAA-sponsored sport that does not have some sort of playoff or championship tournament is Div. I-A college football. Heck, Div. III football has a five-round playoff.

The best system for I-A football would be a 16-team playoff starting the third weekend in December. First two rounds on campus, semifinals and championship games rotated among neutral sites.

Current BCS formulas could be kept for purposes of selecting and seeding teams. Any conference champion ranked in the Top 25 gets an automatic berth and a high seed. The rest of the field would be filled from the next highest-ranked at-large teams, with a maximum of three teams per conference. Under the current standings, barring any upsets in the conference title games, conference champions would take seeds 1-9, with seeds 10-16 going to at-large teams. Not only does that provide an extra incentive to win your conference title, but it also allows the champions of the mid-level conferences to finally get a top-10 non-conference opponent at their place.

The way the bracket would look under this system:

(16) Florida State @ (1) USC
(9) Pittsburgh @ (8) Michigan

(12) Georgia @ (5) Boise State
(13) LSU @ (4) Utah

(14) Iowa @ (3) Auburn
(11) Texas @ (6) Louisville

(10) California @ (7) Virginia Tech/Miami winner
(15) Virginia Tech/Miami loser @ (2) Oklahoma

If conferences and cities want to work their own deals for meaningless end-of-season exhibition games involving other teams, that is their prerogative. But we deserve to have the college football national champion settled on the field, and because the current bowl and BCS structure gets in the way of that more often than not, it needs to go away.

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Too bad something like this will never happen. This year is perfect proof of why we need a playoff. We have 3 undefeated teams from big conferences, and all deserve a shot at the title, and only 2 will get it. We also have teams like Utah and Boise State that have done everything they can do and one of those teams won't even get a BCS game. A 16 team playoff is what college football needs, you could give teams from smaller conferences opportunities and it would determine a true champion.

DolfanDaveInATX
11-29-2004, 09:52 PM
Another point in addition to those iceblizzard raises: Were you aware that the battle for the last at-large spot between California and Texas could be settled by the Louisiana Tech (5-6) at Rice (3-7) game tonight? If Rice wins, it could boost UT in the computer rankings enough to overcome the .0050 it trails Cal. That's just not right.

iceblizzard69
11-29-2004, 10:37 PM
Another point in addition to those iceblizzard raises: Were you aware that the battle for the last at-large spot between California and Texas could be settled by the Louisiana Tech (5-6) at Rice (3-7) game tonight? If Rice wins, it could boost UT in the computer rankings enough to overcome the .0050 it trails Cal. That's just not right.

I'm pretty sure the Syracuse/Notre Dame game at the end of last season put LSU in the national title game instead of USC.

The BCS is just so stupid. It's a complete joke that this system is used.

brech10
12-01-2004, 02:23 PM
Fox and the BCS (minus the Rose Bowl) just tied the not until 2010...so no playoff for a while.

nighttrain76
12-02-2004, 12:44 AM
Boomer Sooner!!!!!!!!!!