Skip to comments.BCS is a joke
Posted on 12/06/2011 1:18:37 AM PST by Impy
I know I now, everyone knows that already.
But come on, a team that already lost to LCU, at home, gets in over a 1-loss conference champ. It's a farce.
And why does the "Big" East get an automatic BCS bowl bid? Are they any better than the MWC? Bah.
I hope Alabama wins to make a further mockery of the whole thing.
I think the solution is to simply have the top four teams in a playoff, I think it will solve 90% of all of the problems, adding more rounds, will not have a good enough marginal return to justify it, because more rounds will make injuries more of a factor as to who wins the title.
Something else I would like to see:
Take the Top 32 teams from the preceding season, and for each team, draw two random opponents for the following season, each team plays one of those games at home, the other away. Set aside two weekends for those games, one in September, and the other in early November. That way each team has to play two quality non-conference opponents, including teams like Boise State.
One of the things about the Gators schedule over the years, is that they have not played a regular season non-conference game outside of the state of Florida in over 20 years.
I’m one of those guys who doesn’t believe in ‘national titles’ I believe in tradition. To me the Rose Bowl beteween big 10 and pac 10, the Iron Bowl, the Notre Dame BC game, the Army Navy game are what college Football is about.
So I really have no dog in this. But if you really respect football, you realize that overtime is the joke. The LSU Bama game this year ended in a tie and Alabama outplayed LSU pure and simple. LSU deserves huge credit for ‘winning’ (Under college rules) anyway on the road.
You’ve got the right teams given that the whole idea of a championship is bad for America. Just enjoy it.
I'm an Alabama fan and if OSU had won the slot I would have been disappointed, but would not moan and groan about it.
Alabama lost by 3 points to LSU in an overtime that should never have happened. A missed pass interference call in the first half would very likely have led to another Alabama score from a much shorter field goal attempt.
OSU lost to an unranked team...you can't compare that Alabama's squeaker against a #1 ranked team.
That’s another thing I don’t like about the BCS system, an overtime win, should not count the same as a regulation win.
Louisiana Cajun Univesity...
It’s a farce due to all the boo-hooing conferences failing to agree to a proposed play-off system submitted by the SEC in 2008. The other conferences did not want a play-off. Thus, the system we have is what got us here. Live with it.
Louisiana Cajun University...
Alabama BARELY lost one game to the #1 ranked team in the country.
OK State lost to Iowa State...
Big difference in Alabama losing to the #1 team and OK State losing to an unranked team...
Wasn't that the school in "The Waterboy"?
Both college and pro overtimes are a joke. I think flipping a coin in the college games would be better than what they are doing now. At least two college games went to four overtimes this year. The Pro overtimes pretty much go with whoever wins the flip of the coin. If you are going to have overtimes then play a fifth quarter with regular rules. If still tied, either flip or play a sixth quarter. At least each team has a chance to win.
I’m surprised they still rank OK State in top 5 after losing to an unranked team...
They need to go to a points system like hockey (even though they still don’t quite get it right)
3 points for a regulation win
2 points for an overtime win
1 point for an overtime loss
0 points for a regulation loss
totally agree with your approach to overtimes in football.
Not true, historically it's about 50/50.
I totally agree. For over a century we have had arguments at the end of every season as to whether the #1 ranked team really deserved to be there or not.
And you know what? Those arguments didn't hurt the game, or take away any interest in the season. Not one little bit.
Going back to the pre-BCS system would be just fine with me.
I have a bigger problem with VT going to the sugar bowl than bama in the campionship.
I’m beginning to think that way too....it’s one of the reasons, I still look forward to the Army-Navy game this weekend, one of the last vestiges of college football tradition left.
That wouldn't help the undefeated minor conference teams though who couldn't crack the top four (AP) before bowl season:
2009 (6) Boise State 13-0
2008 (7) Utah, (9) Boise State 12-0
2007 (11) Hawaii 12-0
2006 (9) Boise State 12-0
2004 (5) Utah 11-0, (10) Boise State 11-0
Maybe, to offset injuries, you can cut one non-conference regular season game from everyone.
If you go with my idea of two assigned games against top-quality opponents, then I think that would solve that.