bill-swift - April 28, 2012
For years people have been complaining about how the national champion in college football was chosen. All the complaints and dual claims to the national title led to the creation of the Bowl Championship Series. Even though that put the No 1 and No 2 ranked teams playing each other for the right to be called the national champions it resulted in more of the same—complaining.
Well, it appears that all the complaining might have been heard. Change is coming once again, but this time it is change we can believe in.
After hanging out in Florida and talking football (gee, that must have sucked) the commissioners of the 11 D-I conferences along with Notre Dame's athletic director have decided to formally endorse that college football move to a four-team playoff system.
Yes, folks. Just like the rest of college sports we are getting a Final Four.
This pretty much puts an end to the BCS system as we know it, but the next champion will still be crowned the same way. Whatever changes do get made will not become official till the 2014 season.
So what does this mean? The ‘automatic qualifiers' will be no more (kind of stupid anyway). There will not be a ‘plus one' type thing which has been widely talked about either. The commissioners will be taking back to their member schools a number of scenarios that all entail a four-team playoff.
The how, the what, the where, and every other major detail has yet to be decided, but we do know one thing—come 2014 college fans will have something else to complain about.
(If Obama called for it than it must be good...)