Choosing the lineup of BCS games is anything but a perfect science. It’s more about ticket sales, shoulder rubs and favors for particular conferences and, of course, money. It’s always about money.
In the final year of this soon-to-be retired system, however, we have been handed a lineup of captivating matchups. It isn’t perfect—and the shoulder rubs are clearly in play yet again—but there is variety.
More importantly, there are quality teams playing against one another in a buffet of football intrigue.
The intrigue begins at the top with the BCS National Championship. While the maligned system has taken its lumps over the years, it has often delivered the appropriate teams in the final showcase. This is again the case as Auburn and Florida State will meet.