(PRWEB) November 02, 2013
This is the last season of the BCS rankings, then starting in 2014 the long awaited playoff system will begin. The current system works like this:
The Bowl Championship Series is a selection system decided by computers methods and polls. It creates five bowl matchups involving ten of the top ranked teams in the NCAA FBS. This system includes a chance for the top two teams at the end of the season to participate in the BCS National Championship Game. The system also creates matchups for the other top teams for them to compete in the remaining bowl games, such as the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl. It has been in place since 1998 season, but that will all be changing in 2014.
The new system will be called the CFP, the College Football Playoff. Under this new system, four teams will compete to play in the national championship game, and the other bowl games wills be used as the playoff games. Six bowl games will rotate as hosts for the games. These include the four BCS bowls, as well as the Chic-fil-A Peach bowl and the Cotton bowl. Unlike the current system, the playoff system will not rely on computer rankings or polls, but instead on a committee of 13 people that will select the teams. This committee will include various athletic directors from certain colleges across the nation, other football savvy analysts, and even the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
The playoff system would be outstanding to have for this year, as the top teams are all national championship contenders, and it should not be left up to a computer screen as to which teams make the cut. If this year did entail the playoff system, it would probably look something like this:
#1 Alabama vs #4 Ohio State in the Rose Bowl
#2 Oregon vs #3 Florida State in the Sugar Bowl
Winner of #1 vs #4 vs Winner of #2 vs #3 would then meet in the National Championship Game.
Sounds like a game plan to me!
For a computer to decide two teams between these four is absolutely insane. All four are having outstanding seasons, including remaining undefeated going into week 10, outscoring their opponents by an average of 34.3 points, and having an average of 541.5 yards per game. Alabama has remained number one all season and will not move unless they move, while in the past two weeks Oregon and Florida State have been switching back and forth, depending on who they play and how much they beat them by. At this point, it probably does not matter what FSU does to other teams, if Oregon beats Stanford they will be playing against Alabama in the championship game. But who is to say FSU is not better than Oregon? Or why shouldn’t Ohio State get a chance at some glory? In order to decide who is the best, the best should play the best. And it is as simple as that. With the new playoff system, we will get a true look at which teams deserve to play in that National Championship game at the end of the season.
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