BCS Playoffs in 2014: 'It Gets Done'

Brett StephenAnalyst IIJanuary 10, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 10:   The Coaches' Trophy, awarded to head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game during a press conference on January 10, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma State was apparently heard loud and clearly when they argued that they should be playing for this year’s national championship.

Sporting News reports that a high-ranking BCS official speaking of a playoff system in college football said, “It gets done.”  

The report states that the BCS officials will have a series of meetings this offseason, starting immediately in New Orleans, to discuss implementing playoff options.

A plus one this season would put Oklahoma State and Alabama in a final game to decide it all.

After that game there would be little doubt about who the best team in the nation is. 

Just for giggles, let’s say Oklahoma State beat Alabama next week for the BCS national championship, would anyone doubt that they were deserving of the title?

If Alabama won, would anyone question the system?

There will always be the first team out of the playoffs that complains that they should be in.  It happens every year in the NCAA basketball tournament.  In fact they have recently expanded the field from 64 to 65 to deal with it. 

It doesn’t matter.  If number 66 thinks they deserve to be in...too bad.

If you have a four, six or eight game playoff, the results should speak for themselves. 

Anyone who loses at that point at least had their fate in their own hands.

The only problem I will have with a playoff system of more than four teams is if they limit the eligibility of conferences like they currently do with the BCS.

If the SEC, Big 12 or Pac 12 has three or four of the top eight teams, they should all be allowed in and not eliminated simply because of their conference affiliation.

This season the SEC would have three, the Pac 12 would have three (granted USC was eligible for post season play), the Big 12 would have one and the MWC would have one. 

There you go Boise State.  You’re finally in the picture.  Have fun playing Alabama in the first round.