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BCS System vs. Playoff System: Debating the Pros and Cons of Each Format

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BCS System vs. Playoff System: Debating the Pros and Cons of Each Format

The new four-team playoff in college football is tabbed to begin in 2014, but until then there is much to be debated about its specifics and whether it is a superior alternative to the current BCS system.

While it could be argued that dismantling the current Bowl Championship Subdivision format would diminish the significance of the regular season (h/t BigEast.org), it is a smart middle ground to have a small playoff for now. That way, there is still a ton of room for other bowl games and plenty of opportunity for revenue.

But who wouldn't love more football, which is what would happen with a larger playoff system?

Here is a weighing of the pros and cons between the current format of college football's postseason and the proposed, incremental change that is taking place a couple of years from now.

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