The BCS is BS: My college football playoff system

Posted: December 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Guess what everybody? It’s that time of the year again! No, not Christmas. No, not Hanukkah. You know, the time where everyone talks about how stupid the BCS is and then they try to make their own playoff scenario. Yeah, that time.

Well, I guess I should give it a shot too. I have seen and heard all of the criticism and ideas about a college football playoff system, but there is a lot I don’t agree with.

For anyone who thinks there should be a 16-team playoff: that’s way too many games. You don’t need to give an automatic bid to every conference champion. The Sun Belt Conference champions Florida International, who posted a sub-par 6-6 overall record but won their conference with a 6-2 record in league play, do not deserve to be a part of a playoff.

Here’s what I think should happen:

Keep the BCS ranking system. Take the top 12 teams from those rankings and give the top four seeds a first-round bye. Here’s what it would look like, and here’s what I predict would happen.

First Round: No. 5 Wisconsin defeats No. 12 Missouri, No. 6 Ohio St. defeats N0. 11 LSU., No. 10 Boise St. defeats No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 Arkansas defeats No. 9 Michigan State

-These are some great games, and would provide for some great television and revenue. Also, giving the top four seeds a bye gives them an advantage that they deserve. The only upset would be Boise St., who would come out with a vengeance after a heartbreaking loss vs. Nevada, and would take down Oklahoma.

Second Round: No. 1 Auburn defeats No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 2 Oregon defeats No. 6 Ohio St., No. 3 TCU defeats No. 10 Boise St., No. 8 Arkansas defeats No. 4 Stanford

-Once again, incredible match-ups. These games would earn the NCAA much more money than the the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl or Godaddy.com Bowl, right? Oh, you’ve never heard of those games? Oh, you’re not going to watch those? Yeah, I thought so. Anyways, I think Arkansas would beat Stanford, because in my opinion the Pac-10 is overrated. The TCU vs. Boise St. would be a great rematch from last year and would have millions of eyes throughout the country glued to the TV.

Third Round: No. 1 Auburn defeats No. 8 Arkansas, No. 3 TCU defeats No. 2 Oregon

-TCU takes down Oregon. Once again, the Pac-10 is overrated. Auburn beats Arkansas in what would be an amazing game.

Championship: No. 3 TCU defeats No. 1 Auburn

-Yep, you read that right. TCU gets the shot it deserves at a national championship, and doesn’t back down. They come out on fire and beat Auburn.

National Champion: TCU

 

Senior quarterback Andy Dalton would lead TCU to a national championship

-Words cannot explain how special this playoff system would be for college football. There would still be the smaller bowl games, giving smaller schools a chance at another game and all of the advantages that come with it. It would also shed the criticism about the automatic-qualifying conferences, as everyone who finishes in the top 12 would have a shot at the championship.

Odds are, this will never happen. But hey, I can have fun with it too right?

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