Why The BCS Will Never Change To The Much Wanted Playoff Format
Wouldn't it be nice to see an 8, 12, or 16 game playoff in college football? Wouldn't it be nice for the bracket to look like this?
#1 Alabama --------
#16 West Virginia------
#8 Oregon St --------
#9 Georgia Tech ------
#4 TCU ------------
#13 Penn St -------
#5 Florida --------
#12 LSU ----------
#2 Texas ---------
#15 Miami (FLA)--
#7 Oregon --------
#10 Iowa ---------
#3 Cincinnati ---
#14 BYU -------
#6 Boise St ---------
#11 Virginia Tech --
As of today and until at least the 2014 BCS is completed, the college football world is going to continue to be starved of what could be. It sounds so simple, just giving each bowl rights to the games as the tournament would go along.
The first round could consist of the Insight Bowl, Motor City Bowl, Poinsettia Bowl, and so on. The Bowl would get better as the weeks go on.
Their then would be the ability for seven major bowls instead of the five that the BCS creates now. From the second round forward, every game could be a hard fought battle of the top eight teams in the country.
There would be the ability to then give automatic berths to the eight major football conferences in the country. That would allow a selection committee to choose the other eight.
In the end, it would eliminate the 50 articles that I have read on whether Boise State deserves a chance to be named the 'National Champion'. The quality of their opponent would be irrelevant because every year they would get placed against up to four quality opponents in the playoff system suggested.
It's going to come down to a ton of fan support and input from more than who is currently on the committee. A bunch of old athletic directors, coaches, and other people are in charge of something that should be a much more public decision.
The NCAA is a business no-matter how much they want to call their athletes, student-athletes, the only reason they offer scholarships is for the revenue they get back in return. Good football programs generate millions upon millions of dollars. If your school were to make the BCS Playoffs, the dollars accumulated would be astronomical.
College football would even have the ability to overshadow professional football in some respects. Great college football rivalries don't exist nearly as much in professional football as they do in collegiate football.
In my system, instead of playing the ridiculous Pro Bowl during the Super Bowl bye-week, there would now be a real National Championship. Their would never be a season with multiple undefeated teams.
It should generate enough steam for a single-school, that one great year could build a program. Teams like Boise St. would get top recruits all of the time. It would help build those smaller conferences into more of a power-house because of their automatic bid.
Those people selecting now are so scared of how the recruiting in the smaller football schools taking away from the Notre Dame's and Michigan's. Let's face it, Notre Dame and Michigan, you are not the programs' you used to be. USC has shown vulnerability with their athletic programs.
If that was the BCS' worry then they should not allow automatic bids to only the six major conferences they consider now. It would eliminate their theory about ruining the football dynasties across the country. There is so much money involved in these politics it would make people sick to their stomachs.
The thousands of dollars that change hands just to keep things the way they are, go without investigation. If I had the ability like some ESPN and Fox Sports reporters do, I would take the time to figure out what and whom we are dealing with. If you expose them to the public, we will get our playoff system. Will it ever happen? When?
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