Start off by reading this link to this story detailing what’s going with the BCS playoff situation.
If you haven’t heard, college football is going to a four-team playoff by 2014. The semifinals will be in the existing bowl games and the national title being bid out to cities like the Super Bowl.
Followers of the blog know I’m old-school and like the bowl system. I was fine with the top two teams going to a specified bowl that got the national title game.
I know, what about the No. 3 team getting screwed? One idea that never came up was the concept of if No. 2 and No. 3 are in dispute, have them have a playoff game right after the regular season for the right fight No. 1. If there’s a clear cut No. 1 vs. No. 2, then leave it alone.
Overall, I like that every week is playoff week in the regular season if you are in the running for the national title. Lose one, and you still have a conference title shot. Lose two, and you can still salvage the season with a pretty good bowl.
After that, finishing with a .500 or above record gets you into a lower bowl. You get the extra practice so you can move up the following year.
It worked this long, don’t fix it. You don’t want to get to the college basketball scenario where the regular season doesn’t mean anything. Just qualify for the NCAA tournament and that’s when the majority fans get interested — it kills your regular season.