Originally Posted by Masscore
I am an Okie State fan and even though I feel we got screwed I would take a certain pride in knowing my team helped bring down the BCS.
I do not understand how they could all be against playoffs like they are. Do they see the money March Madness makes? Now imagine December Madness with a semi-final match up between LSU and USC that would be friggin huge. Make a 16 team tourny and have them follow the BCS (conference title be damned!). They could still have some bowls they just could not use the 16 teams that made it. If this system is in place here are just a few of the first round match-ups we would get to enjoy:
Boise St. v. Wisconsin
South Carolina v. Kansas St
Baylor v. Oregon (final score 85-80)
Michigan v. Stanford
Bama v. Clemson
Those would be some pretty fun first round match-ups and lead to an exciting weekend of football. Baylor would be a huge sleep because they would Oregon then the Stanford/Michigan winner both winnable games for a 12 seed. Bama v. Boise St in the second round and Okie St. v. Arkansas... WHY ISNT THIS HAPPENING?!?!?!
100% agree with the 16 team format. we were talking about his during the bowl selection show. chances are if you win your conference championship and you are in a major conference you are in the top 16. sure flukes could happen but lets face it, the only reason its the top 16 is for even brackets anyway.
The bcs is definitely a money thing....but there is so much more money to be made by a playoff system. my guess is that its the way the conferences and spread out on the networks.
yes yall got screwed. the cluster fuck part of it is, had yall got in, the bama would of got screwed. this isnt like previous times, even when there was a split ap and coaches champion. this is 3 times have a legit claim to the title game, and there is at least 3 more that are not far behind from making a case of there own.
its not gonna happen right away, but this is the start of the end of bcs as we know it into a playoff system. it was one thing to explain why boise st was left out. its another thing to explain why a 1 lose team who ran through several other top teams is left out. combine that with now you have shrunk the market to the south for the title game. the causal football fan on the west coast isnt gonna watch the title game with it being an SEC rematch, however i bet if it was an SEC rematch AFTER 3 previous weeks of playoff football, the viewership would be sky high, because even if your team is out of it, chances are you now have something invested into watch the playoffs, not a one off game, and you just gotta know if the team that took your boys out is really that good or if they got lucky. to your point its one reason even when its not big name teams in the basketball tournament they still get pretty good ratings.
someone should take this thread and send it to espn and the ncaa. if we can figure it out why the hell cant they