BCS Stress... or The RedNeckoBlogger weighs in on important issues of the day, 2009-10!
The terrorist threat is always with us, recession and high unemployment shows no signs of reversing… the mortgage crisis has much of the market “under water” … enough of the trivial stuff!
What are we gonna do about the BCS mess? What worthy college football team(s) are gonna be left on the sidelines when the top two BCS teams play for the glass football in January? Everybody has a “better” plan… including the RedNeckoBlogger!
First: "tweak" the regular season
Change regular scheduled season to ten games … to end the weekend before Thanksgiving. If not selected for the playoffs, a school can be invited to a smaller bowl game, or schedule a extra game (or two) with an opponent not normally on the schedule… a coupla 0-10 clubs could schedule a game with each other so SOMEBODY could WIN a game!
Number Two: Selection process
Champions of the five FBS playoff conferences would gain auto berths in the national championship tournament… champions from the six non-playoff conferences would have “challenge” games with other non-playoff conferences, winner getting auto berths. That gives 8 teams, 16 at large schools would be selected from remaining worthies… still subject to controversy of course, but no more than now. They play each other leaving the winners to fill the 16-team bracket. These games would be the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Third: Selected schools will be seeded by a BCS Process
For the first two rounds home field advantage will be based on these seedings, and played the first two weeks of December. I would suggest beginning with the semi-finals (final four) these games be venued in the traditional big bowl format , January 1. Other January 1, games could select teams losing in the first rounds… we love football so a coupla consolation matchups would fill the rest of the big bowl new year’s day requirements.
The Big Game:
Will be played the "weekend after the weekend" of January 1, for 2010 it would be Saturday the 9th… in prime time, of course… this still, would make a 15-game season for finalists… a lot, but many with conference playoffs and bowls, already play 14 and the FCS schools have been doing this for years, and it works for them. Can we could start next season?