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BCS vs Playoff

Posted on: January 16, 2008 9:36 am
Edited on: January 16, 2008 9:37 am
 
Once again, we just finished a season that started off with an amazing victory by an underdog surprising the entire college football nation. If we all need to be reminded, Appalachian State defeated Michigan Labor Day weekend in the Big House 34-32. App State's win over the Wolverwine's opened up one of the craziest seasons I can recall in recent years in Division I. My problem is how the BCS is set up, there were several team's that should have had a chance to go for the National Championship and were unable to, because the system is set up wrong. Several of the bowl games were simply boring.

The NCAA has a playoff system set in place for every other level of college athletics, why is Division I College Football different? The difference my friends is greed, plain and simple, in order to be bowl eligible, you have to win six games, which, I think is absolutely ridiculous. Oh shew, we have won our six games, we will get our bowl invitation. What ever happened to the hard work ethic for each game, giving it your all each time you lace up your cleats and put your pads on? The NCAA could put in place a playoff system in Division I, it would work, and they could still utilize the bowl sponsorships but in a different manner. Each round could be at the same locations of the bowl sites, and be sponsored by the same sponsor, for instance the Chick-fil-A round in Atlanta, GA. This would work, and they would still get the money.

In recent year's team's have not been put in the championship game because they were not a championship caliber team. Who's place is it honestly to make this decision? Why are they robbing us of a potentially exciting and new championship run? This year team's were left out of the BCS Championship that were late number ones Missouri and West Virginia, but then had to play in their Conference Championships. Both of these team's lost in their Conference Championship's and the door to a BCS Championship was abruptly slammed on them. In a playoff system at least these team's would have been given an opportunity to demonstrate that they were championship caliber team's, and their own destiny was in their hands.

Bottom line the system is broken, it needs to be fixed. Look at the FCS (formerly Division I-AA) their 16 team playoff system works, has for years, find something that works and implement it. I guarantee fans will be a lot happier.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: BCS hoovers!
 
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kingbd1
Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 6:15 pm
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Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 6:02 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

If I told ya you wouldn't understand so just know you made my day. Do you think GT has a chance tonight? I will be flipping between that and the Memphis blowout. enjoy your pot roast.



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:39 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

Great points kingbed!

And btw dinner's already made, I cooked up a pot roast, and YOU CAN'T have any thpppt in your general direction...if you are sending me to the kitchen is there a tv in there? Carolina is playing Georgia Tech tonight...and hush up??? Oh kingbed you don't know dook too well do you now?



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:07 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

Excellent points, King.  It would appear to be a logistical nightmare, indeed.  The home-field games would pretty much be a must ... say, until the final game.  Similar to the NFL/Super Bowl format.  Moms & Pops would have to pick their spots, I guess.




Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 4:53 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

Yeah, somethin' like that, dook.  But then again, Mizzou DID lose twice .. and, well, those would be the rules.  Maybe those conferences would stop playing their conf title (bonus) games, if they thought they could get more teams into the NC playoff?  They always had conf champs in the years before they played conf title games, didn't they?  That (omitting conf title games) would convert the "Conf Championship Week (ESPN)" into a week they could have NCS playoff games, instead.  Your suggestion would be good too ... more teams into the playoffs, hence more deserving teams with a shot, if you went with the ratings pre-conf title week.


kingbd1
Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 4:53 pm
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Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 3:54 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

MVG,
I think that would work, but the seeding should be prior to the Conference championship games, those game should have no bearing on who is placed where, as those are bonus games, and if you lose you are penalized - look at Mizzou not getting a BCS game and they were #1 before playing in their Conference Championship.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 3:42 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

Dook, I'm wit' ya.  I only disagree w /one thing you said .. that being, the Big East has no championship game.

I don't know if you ever read my idea from before ...

All undefeated & 1-loss Div I-A teams are in the post-season playoff.  2-loss "power conf" champs would also be eligible.  Power conferences are - ACC, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, SEC.  The number of teams can vary year to year.  The qualifying teams are seeded & playoff under a "standard bracket" format for that many teams.

It would have been an 8-team playoff this past season.  I seeded them according to BCS ratings before the bowls.

NCAAFB Quarterfinals
==========================
1) Ohio State (11-1)
8) Hawaii (12-0)

4) Oklahoma (11-2)
5) Southern Cal (10-2)

3) Virginia Tech (11-2)
6) Kansas (11-1)

2) LSU (11-2)
7) West Virginia (10-2)

Just an idea that I think would be interesting!  I'd hire you to make it work!!




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 3:29 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

dolphinolie,
how so? how did I make your day?



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 3:18 pm
 

BCS vs Playoff

Thanks for making my day and you did without even knowing it!


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