Tag:Plus One
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:43 pm
 

VIDEO: Dennis Dodd on BCS TV consultants

Posted by Chip Patterson

On Monday, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd reported on the BCS' decision to bring in high-profile television consultants for the purposes of restructuring college football's postseason.

Television dollars have been driving conference realignment, and now college football decision makers will take a close look at the potential financial gain from a plus-one playoff model. On Tuesday, Dennis Dodd joined Tim Brando on the Tim Brando Show to discuss the high-profile consulting hires and what they mean for the BCS moving forward.



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Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:43 pm
 

VIDEO: Dennis Dodd on BCS TV consultants

Posted by Chip Patterson

On Monday, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd reported on the BCS' decision to bring in high-profile television consultants for the purposes of restructuring college football's postseason.

Television dollars have been driving conference realignment, and now college football decision makers will take a close look at the potential financial gain from a plus-one playoff model. On Tuesday, Dennis Dodd joined Tim Brando on the Tim Brando Show to discuss the high-profile consulting hires and what they mean for the BCS moving forward.



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Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:35 pm
 

VIDEO: Brett McMurphy talks playoff system

Posted by Chip Patterson

CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy and Dennis Dodd have been reporting from the BCS meetings this week in Dallas, as many of the decision-makers in college football debate the best postseason format for the sport.

The 11 conference commissioners, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, two BCS officials and a BCS attorney have begun discussing the possibility of a plus-one format to determine the BCS National Champion. The current BCS contract ends after the 2013-14 season, allowing for a new format beginning with the 2014 regular season.

On Friday, Brett McMurphy joined Tim Brando to discuss the momentum behind the BCS plus-one format.



For more from Brett on the BCS meetings, check out his blog, McMurphy's Law.

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Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Jim Delany is here to crush your dreams

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Lost in the madness that is conference realignment talk was a report on Friday night that the athletic directors of the Pac-12 and Big Ten took a straw poll and were in favor of the BCS adopting a plus one system. The proposed system would add a fifth BCS bowl, and the top four teams in the BCS rankings would partake in a mini-playoff to determine the national champion.

Well, before you playoff supporters go about throwing a party in the streets, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany wanted to make sure he showed up at your little shindig to dump a bucket of cold water over your heads. Delany told the Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning that any reports of the Big Ten being in favor of a plus one system is "erroneus."

“To describe the ADs as supportive, I would call that erroneous,” Delany told the Chicago Tribune.

“I’m not going to go into the guts of the meeting and where our ADs are or are not. I can just tell you they are happy with the Rose Bowl and happy with the status quo.”

What this means for the report, I'm not entirely sure. I have a hard time believing that it came from no where, but it should be pointed out that there were no Big Ten athletic directors quoted in the original story. Still, there's also a quote from Bill Hancock, the executive director of the BCS, in the story where he says that the topic was discussed.

Which leads me to question whether or not Delany is being completely forthright in his quote. 
Posted on: August 12, 2011 11:00 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Could the BCS add a "plus one?"

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Over the last few days rumblings of great change in the world of college football have spread throughout the country as we are once again on the precipice of conference-ageddon. However, the big changes that may be in store for the future aren't limited to the alignment of conferences.

A report in the Seattle Times on Friday says that the athletic directors of the schools in the Big Ten and Pac-12 took a straw poll, and they would be in favor of altering the current BCS system.

Those alterations?

Bringing in a fifth BCS bowl game -- likely the Cotton Bowl -- and then moving to a "plus one" format in which the top four teams in the BCS rankings would partake in a mini-playoff of sorts.

The semifinals would take place in two of the BCS bowl games on a rotating basis with the winners moving on to the national championship game.

"They just haven't talked about the future as a group" BCS executive director Bill Hancock told The Seattle Times. "The intent is to do that after they (conference commissioners) evaluate the feelings on campus.

"My sense is that they're going to be open to anything that will make it better, short of an NFL-style playoff, as long as they stick with their principles — maintaining the bowl system and remembering that these are college athletes." 

Now this isn't the first time that such a plan has been hatched, as both the ACC and SEC proposed a similar format in 2008 and didn't get much support from the other four BCS conferences. Still, considering that the Big Ten and Pac-12 are now on board with the idea, unless the ACC and SEC have changed their minds, this idea may have more traction this time around.

Of course, going to a plus one would not solve every problem in the college football postseason, and it would likely create new ones. Travel concerns for the teams advancing to the title game and lengthening the season are just some of the concerns that will be brought up. Still, the fact that it seems like both sides of the playoff debate seem to be working on a compromise is a good indication for all involved.

Even if it does just mean that the argument will turn from "this team deserved to be ranked in the top two" to "this team deserved to be ranked in the top four."
 
 
 
 
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