I just wanted to see how people felt about how the current system is set up. I ran through a couple of scenarios in my head. I am sure many people will have better ideas, but I thought I would throw mine out there.
1) You play your schedule as normal
2) Everyone schedules your last game as Rivals Weekend
3) You are then power seeded by the Pollsters after rival weekend
4) Teams are broken up into Rival Blue and Rival Red (interchangeable with east, west etc...)
5) Rivals are put on separate sides of the division so that in the end there is a chance to play them in the BCS Bowl Championship
5a) Rivals would be classified as non divisional opponents
5b) Changing of Divisions may need to take place to insure the biggest rivals could meet in the BCS Bowl Championship
5c) Rivalries would also need to be power ranked in case there was a conflict of having them on Rivalry Red or Blue to determine which side would have more meaning
I see it brings back the importance of Rival Week and keeps the tradition of having it the last week in November. That means even if you have won your division and could sit out your starters. You could drop 4,5,6 or more seeding places. How many teams would be willing to do that? You take the BCS Championship out of the hands of the Pollsters. This also gives scheduling more importance, rival games more meaning, a true winner to the BCS Championship, teams who would never play each other a golden chance to showcase their talent. It sets up a possible rival BCS National Championships.