If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you know that I hate the BCS...plain and simple. I have long advocated for a playoff system to determine college football's National Champ. Looks like I'm going to get my wish soon. The Commissioners of the BCS member conferences have OK'd a plan to create a 4 team playoff starting in 2014. Many of the details of the selection of the teams are to be determined but in the end the Top 4 teams in the country will play for the National Title after the lucrative bowl season.
This arrangement will be much fairer,not the fairest, way to determine the title holder. Let me give you an example of how UNFAIR the BCS was. Just this past January Alabama won the National Title beating LSU however the Crimson Tide didn't win their Division of the SEC (won by LSU) or the SEC Title (also won by LSU) but they got to play in the BCS Title game because the incredibly screwed up polls had them as the #2 team. I'm hoping that the NCAA uses some sort of committee to pick the 4 teams. The committee should also use an RPI system, like they use in basketball, to help determine the teams. The RPI looks at strength of schedule and record and is a much fairer indicator of the top teams. With all that being said there will be plenty of arguments between who is the #4 which makes the cut and #5 which misses. My solution is go with 8 teams--this adds--just 1 more game and you will get a much equitable system.
The NCAA is finally making progress.