Ok, it’s been a while since I last posted.
Since the last time I posted on this blog the Nebraska Cornhuskers have beaten Colorado and seemingly locked up a birth into the Gator Bowl. Oklahoma won the Big 12 three-way tiebreaker and will play Missouri tonight for the Big 12 championship. Texas has cried foul, and called for support to make the BCS Championship game anyway. However, this all centers more and more over people complaining about the BCS.
Exactly a month ago I wrote my idea for a solution to the BCS problem and how to organize an FBS playoff. And right now I’m sticking by this proposal more than ever.
I think it would be a great idea to move to a playoff, but not structured like the FCS, D-II or D-III. No, it should still involve the BCS rankings — with the addition of AP poll again — to determine the nation’s top 10 teams.
Those ten teams could play out a four week tournament that would start the week before Christmas and have a game each week, culminating in the championship game on the Saturday of the same week the BCS game is scheduled for right now.
The main argument by college presidents against this is “pulling students out of class” and adding stress. However, this plan means that the first round wouldn’t be until after the semester is over, and would be done before the next semester starts. Maybe there will be schools where the semester will start during that week…but then the BCS is already in that week so what’s the difference?
One thing I didn’t specify in my original post, which I must address, is that I think the top 10 teams — no matter what conference — should get in this playoff. So the top 10 teams on the BCS would get into the playoff, even if they aren’t in a BCS conference or if their conference has two teams ahead of them.
In this case it would assure a spot for the likes of Boise State — who is likely to miss out because of a “juicy” match up between Texas and Ohio State — would make the tournament while a team like ACC Champs Virginia Tech or Big East Champs Cincinnati may — rightfully — miss out.
If the season ended right now the ten teams in the playoff would be as follows:
- Texas Tech
- Penn State
- Boise State
- Ohio State
Tell me you wouldn’t like to see games next week with Texas Tech hosting Ohio State for the right to travel to Florida and Penn State host Boise State to go to Norman and face Oklahoma. Then the week after that Texas would host Utah and Alabama gets to host USC.
The winners of those quarters head to two designated BCS games across the country and play for the right to get in the championship. The semifinals winners face in the designated bowl which hosts the championship game, and the losers head to the other BCS game to fill out the bowl schedule.
Let me know what you think. Are there flaws? Sure there are, but every system has flaws. Share your ideas, and let me know what you think.