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A Solution to the NCAA's Playoff Vs. BCS Problem.

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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Ben GartlandAnalyst IIJune 15, 2010

 

Many college football fans have been, for a long time, clamoring for a playoff at the end of the season to determine the champion. Instead, the NCAA wants to keep the bowl games that are already in place in order to make more money. Well I have an idea to keep both parties happy.

Why can’t we have both?

Think about it. You have the top eight teams play in an elimination playoff starting the week of Christmas and ending where the BCS bowls normally take place, in early January. They could play on Saturdays like a normal college season game. However, during the week you would have the non-BCS games being played. This would keep both parties happy as the fans would get the eight team playoff and have not only two teams play for the championship, but eight, giving teams like Boise State and Utah a fair shot at the title.

The NCAA would still make money from the non-BCS games still being played giving teams more exposure who weren't good enough to make the tournament, and they would make even more money because with this deal, there would be even more games being played because of the tournament.

Another excuse that the NCAA has been giving is that they want what is best for the students and do not want to tire them out by having an extended season with a playoff. My response to this is that the NCAA was going to have no problem sending teams like Texas and Oklahoma to the Pac-10, which would involve them having many games 2 time zones away from their campus, which would tire the students out more than anything, but you’re worried about having an extended season tire them out? I hope the NCAA would consider this idea, as it seems to please both parties, especially the fans, the fans have money, and the NCAA loves money.

This is my first article so feedback and reviews would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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