More importantly, this won't be a post on Ohio State (not yet anyway
and not because I don't want too, I'm just being patient).
However, everybody knows the news right now, Florida will be playing
Ohio State for the national Championship.
Dan has commented twice on the BCS and its inability to work. What
always made me mad about the BCS was that if Notre Dame finishes in the
Top 12 in the polls, they get to go to a BSC game. To me, that's absolutely
I really thought Dan was right about this issue, until I heard Jim Tressel, the
Ohio State coach comment on the BCS this evening.
Tressel stated that his team will be playing the 13th game of the year. If
the BCS went to a playoff system, does that mean that teams will be playing
15 or 16 games in a year? What would that do to young college players
who basically would be playing a "pro" schedule if they made the playoffs?
And he's right. College football is not the pros. Here's my plan:
- All college teams drop a game from their schedule (non-conference)
- The top six teams as rated by the computers are eligible for the playoffs
- Teams rated 1 & 2 get a byte <>Team # 3 plays team # 6 at a bowl site Team # 4 plays team # 5 at a bowl site>
- Team # 1 plays winner #3/#6 at a bowl site
- Team # 2 plays winner #4/#5 at a bowl site
- Those two winners play in the National Championship game
most major college football programs schedule a "patsy" early on in the season.
For Ohio State, it was "Northern Illinois. More importantly, what's the point of the
"patsy" game? Its all about money for both schools, nothing more, nothing less.
Taking that game off the schedule makes up for any game that the team headed
for the BSC would have to play. In fact, the more I think about what I have laid
out here, I really think I'm a genius.
But for now, until the BSC adopts my plan, let's all agree that for 2006, the BCS worked