Conference Realignment a BCS Ploy To Avoid a College Football Playoff?

Elias TrejoSenior Analyst IIJune 14, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07:  The BCS National Championship trophy which was won by the Alabama Crimson Tide after winning the Citi BCS National Championship game over the Texas Longhorns at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010 in Pasadena, California. The Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37-21.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Diddy said it best back in the 90s: "It's all about the Benjamins, baby."

The big BCS schools are all about the money, and this is one of the main reasons the conferences are realigning. The BCS schools already make a lot of money, but there is much more to be made if the Pac 10 and Big 10 swallow up most of the Big 12.

The fans want a college football playoff and are fed up with the current broken BCS system. The big conferences will say there is no need for a playoff now that each league will be larger and will have a championship game played for the conference title.

There are many questions that the curious college football fan still may have after the dust settles and all the teams have changed.

Will the Mountain West get an automatic BCS bid now that the Boise State Broncos will be joining Utah, TCU, and BYU? If not, how will this realignment affect them?

Going undefeated won't be an easy task for anyone in the new Big 10 or Pac 10 because there would be too many solid teams.

The same goes for the Mountain West, but if they don't get an automatic BCS game for the conference champion, then that would only leave a bigger mess.

Would the BCS committee or computers choose a 10-2 or even 9-3 Texas over a 12-0 Boise State or 11-1 TCU?

What about the SEC or ACC? What if there are four conference champions with 10-2 records? Who plays in the title game? Who gets an at-large bid if there are five teams with 10-2 records from the big conferences?

While it is exciting that the college football landscape is changing, there is still one big change that needs to be made. College football needs a college playoff more than it needed a total conference realignment.

The problem is still there, and until they put a college playoff system in place there will not be a true champion that the nation can agree with.


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