Imagine college football governed by common sense and equitable access. After three months and over 700 contests, six teams have earned the right to battle it out on the field instead of at the ballot box. Three weeks, five games, one champion.
Here are the rules:
- All FBS conference champions are eligible, top six qualify
- Top six conference champs seeded in order by the final BCS rankings
- Conferences determine their representative as they see fit
- Top two conference champs receive a first round bye
- Five championship series games are played at the current four BCS bowl sites
- Remainder of bowls operate as is, independent of the championship playoff
Based on estimated BCS rankings to be announced later tonight, the 1st annual mock BCS Playoff brackets would be seeded as follows:
Seed - Team (Conference, overall record, BCS ranking)
1st - Auburn Tigers (SEC, 13-0, 1st)
2nd - Oregon Ducks (Pac-10, 12-0, 2nd)
3rd - TCU Horned Frogs (MWC, 12-0, 3rd)
4th - Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten, 11-1, 5th)
5th - Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12, 11-2, 9th)
6th - Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC, 11-2, 14th)
TCU gets its chance to prove it against the big boys. Virginia Tech gets to save face for the ugly loss against James Madison. We find out if 12-0 in the Pac-10 is as tough as 13-0 in the SEC. Late season games between Boise State and Nevada are watched by national audiences.
And most importantly, we get to see it on the field.
Stay tuned... a look at all final brackets from the BCS era (1998-present) is on the way later this week.
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