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Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:47 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2011 6:58 pm
NEW YORK - On Monday, the Big 12's athletic directors took a straw poll and were in favor of a plus-one format, allowing the top four teams to play for a national title, reported.

On Wednesday, Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby went a step further, calling the plus-one model "inevitable" when the new BCS cycle begins in 2014.

"I happen to agree with my conference colleagues about the plus-one game," Bowlsby said Wednesday at the IMG Forum at the Marriott Marquis. "I think it's inevitable at this point."

While a panel of athletic directors mostly opposed a large playoff, similar to the one held at the FCS level, Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said he's in favor of the plus-one format and went as far to say he thinks it will eventually happen.

NCAA President Mark Emmert also said he is "confident some change (will happen) in the BCS format" in 2014, when the new cycle is implemented. He would not, however, give specifics and would not comment if he was in a favor of the "plus-one" model.

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Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:29 am

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

I know outrage has always been there from a fan perspective, i'm talking about the "power's that be". Their outrage is hypocritical, and a joke. I personaly would love a +1, and the SEC has been at the forefront of trying to get a +1 for years. It's rediculous that NOW the +1 makes sense. And I respect what oklahoma has done, but I'm sick of the Alabama hate. Its a shame that a great team, that most picked to play in the game at the beggining of the year is somehow seen now as "undeserving". But by all means, let the confrence commissioners install a +1, I think the SEC has proven they'll prove it on the field like they have the past 5 yrs.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:16 am

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

Oh and hat's off to OSU for taking bedlam. It had been a long time since you took us and man did you take us. I'm sure it's the same in Bama as it is in Okla. in that if your a fan of Ou, you have a ton of friends that are Osu fans. (Figured in Bama if you are a Bama fan you prob. have a bunch of friends that are Auburn fans). That aside, you guys did great and looked great and man is that hard to say. Really good year pokes you should be proud.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:10 am

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

Why are you people soooo upset? Every conference has been screwed by the BCS, so a new system would be great.
You all should be happy there's a new system being considered and we don't have to put up with the BCS anymore.
Mecha - The outrage has always been there. When OU got in without winning their conference champ., Auburn lost their mind, but OU was so good in the regular season the voters put them in. The exact same thing would have happened this year had LSU lost, they were so good in the regular season they would have been put in had they lost.
None of us decides which system we use so one should be happy when the system puts your team in, and just chalk it to gargage when you it doesn't. After all, at least this year, every team had it's destiny in it's own hands. All you had to do was win out and you were in.
Everytime a team is on the cusp, and they don't get in there is ridiculous outrage by their coaches and fans justifyably or not, while the people who do get in, think the system is fine.
All our passions run deep and it's understandable if you feel your team was screwed.
Again though, this year - all you had to do was be undefeated if you were from an AQ conference.
Also, this year:
Would Ostate and LSU been more fun? (meaning more scoring) probably.
Does OSU have a much higher SOS? yes.
However, the ugly fact for OSU fans is that they lost to Iowa State - whatever the reason and Bama lost to LSU in a game they should have won.
Personally don't want to see a repeat, but to say that bama doesn't deserve it is wrong. If you agree that LSU is the best team, then bama has all the right to goto the ship.

Side note: As an OU fan you can talk "choklahoma all you want" our bcs for 5 straight years was garbage and as a fan I'll admit it. But we got the best of you the last two times our teams met on the field 02 and 03. Even though we haven't won the majority we've been in the most championships under the BCS system. Were a proud program and should be.

And all of this works in cycles. The Sec has been awesome, I'll be the first too admit it, but power shifts and it will.

Wish both teams luck. LSU is ridiculous and Saban is a genious.
If Lsu's qb could throw they'd have beaten everyone this year by 20.

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:21 pm

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

Where was your outrage in 03?, or 2000? How about the big 12 and they're straw poll....where was this when mike slive suggested a +1 five years ago? Well it didnt impact them then, they made money off of choklahoma, and nebraska not winning a big 12 championship, and still playing in the championship game. The hypocrisy is so thick I can cut it with a knife. But go ahead and put the plus one in to play by all means. The SEC has proven time and time again the rest of the country doesnt stand a chance. I for one would have loved to see Alabama beat the brakes off of chokie state.

Since: Feb 21, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:21 pm

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

Right now, (without a MAJOR tweaking of the BCS) the PLUS-1 model seems to be the best answer.  All four should be Conference Champions or its equivalent (Independants).  As for the other conferences, remember, were looking for number one, not number  five or six.  The four teams should be seeded, with the top two teams hosting their playoff game two weeks after their conference champion has been determined.  The National Championship game would be played sometime after the traditional bowl games have concluded.  This would help preserve the traditional bowl games.

As for MAJOR tweaks, here are a few, ESPN, East Coast Bias (sorry but if you look at where most of the population is ???), the COACHES POLL (thats GOT to go), Too many teams are getting fat on cupcakes, how about playing two teams from two different BCS conferences ever year. Its not perfect but its a start.

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:04 pm

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

.....NOT!! With all due respect (and I have nothing against Bama) it is a mistake that Bama is in this game; 1) they had there shot and home, 2) yes, I get the SEC is the best conference BUT you simply cannot have 2 teams from the SAME division playing in the NC that didnt even play in its own conference championship game!!, 3) it actually not fair to LSU...they already beat Bama, then had to play Geogia in the conf championship while Bama sat on the couch....after having beaten 3 weaker teams since there lose to LSU, 4) meanwhile, Okie St beat 2 top 10 teams this year (Bama = none) and deserved to be in the final. Regardless of how good people think Alabama is....its simply not fair.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:58 pm

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

This is the way it is eventually going to have to work with or without  a plus-one format.
We have to get to 8 conferences with each conference crowning a champion. Computers and polling will have to seed the champions.
The 8 play  an extra week in December, this weekend. 
 The 4 Super-Conference Champions then advance to the Plus-One, again with a re-seeding.
  All the Bowl games can take place, but the 4 losers get to advance to a premium bowl game.  
After those 8, the remaining Bowl games, with rotation, get choice of matchups without regard for conference affiliation. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:58 pm

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

The final results would be, as in the NCAA basketball playoff, where eventually, the top 3-4 teams in each conference would be in the playoffs, thus making the regular season worthless.
The regular season's already worthless. You can't make worthless what already is.

Since: Oct 9, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:57 pm

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable

Unless it's a tourny, like every other sport sponsored by the NCAA including the other levels of football, it is still a fake championship.  

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:26 pm

Stanford AD says "Plus-One" model inevitable


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