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Saturday, December 02, 2006

College Football: A Plea to the Idiot Announcers Out There... 

Stop saying that the BCS doesn't work.

It works.

The sole job of the BCS is to choose the two most deserving participants in a national championship game. By definition it does exactly that each year.

Now you may not agree with which two teams it chooses, but that doesn't mean that the BCS doesn't accomplish what it's set to accomplish. Under the old system teams accepted bowl bids in October (Penn State once accepted an invitation to the Blockbuster Bowl before the season started), and the automatic conference tie-ins almost ensured that No. 1 never played No. 2, even when No. 1 and No. 2 were disputed.

No, the BCS is not a playoff. And it's not a perfect formula (why, exactly, was the "quality win" component removed?). But it's better than the system it replaced.

Now with that said, I'd still love to see the NCAA take the BCS a step further and institute the "Plus-One" model.


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