BCS Chaos: Why This Season Has Proven We Need a College Football Playoff
Well, we are barely halfway into the college football season and nearly every single pre-season contender has suffered a loss.
With the exception of Florida, Texas, and Alabama every team in the AP Pre-season Top 10 has suffered a loss and in the tough SEC, you can bet that Florida and Alabama are likely lose to by the end of the regular season.
Then we have Boise State, the team that is most likely to finish undefeated, but has almost absolutely no chance of playing in the National Championship because the play in the horrendous WAC.
The rest of the undefeated teams have games with one-loss teams who will be huge favourites, so these teams have little hope of running the table.
So basically by the end of this season we will likely have no clear cut teams that hands down deserve the spot in the National Championship.
That means by the time November rolls around, we will have a nation of angry fans debating on why their team should be in the BCS or why their team should be playing for the title.
It seems that with all the parity in the NCAA, it is now a necessity to have a playoff in order to ensure every team is given their fair shot. I know even a playoff system would be complicated, but it is what the fans want and it is what needs to be done.
If the current trend continues, every single year watching college football is going to be a confusing mess and almost impossible to understand who has a chance to win and who doesn't.
The average fan is only interested in who wins the championship, and it obviously shows when you consider how much higher the ratings go up the closer it is to championship time in sports with a playoff.
And if the average fan doesn't know who is competing for the championship, they are likely to tune out and watch something else.
It is in the NCAA's best interest to implement some sort of playoff system, and I think it is inevitable that it will happen.
This year's BCS picture is going to be a mess, and I hope it is for the best.
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