Tis the season for holiday shopping and college football playoff ideas. So before anyone starts another thread about how there system is the best for a playoff even though it is logistically impossible I wanted to set the record straight on 1 thing(just to keep things clear I would love a small playoff and Brian's long proposed system is pretty close to perfect because it is actaully feasible). When someone says the BCS sucks because we have all these undefeated teams and it is a failure they are missing the point. This is why the BCS was created. If USC and OSU were the only 2 undefeated teams and they were the unanimous #1 and #2 teams in the country and they were playing in the Rose Bowl people would say the BCS worked. No the old system would have worked the BCS did nothing, if the scenario above was the same except it was Nebraska and LSU people would say the BCS worked, but it really didn't the Bowl Coalition would have worked because it would have got the teams out of their bowl tie ins so they could have played. The BCS tries to seperate teams that have similar credentials by factoring in some schedule strength by using computers so you don't get BYU winning the NC by defeating a 6-5 Michigan team. The only time you need the BCS is if there is controversy, which is why everyone rails on it, but it would be worse under any of the previous systems which blew as well. While I hate not having a playoff, the BCS is not the problem it is the current sytem which is better than the previous.
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