We have about a month after play stops before meaningful bowls start, (if there is such a thing). So, in my Nat'l Championship Tournament, we start 2 weeks after conference champ. games. 1st. 8 games, higher seed gets a home game, a monetary reward for a great season. A great match-up to start things off: 1. Sooners @ Ducks (Sooners can't stop anybody - Ducks rule) 2. Arky @ Auburn (Tigers win 94 - 67) 3. Utes @ TCU (OK 1 stinker in the bunch) 4. Iowa @ Boise (find out if Boise is real pretty quick) 5. Bama @ LSU (unreal ain't it?) 6. Spartans @ Stanford (Spartans ahead of Bama is nuts) 7. OKie St. @ Wis. (Cowboy speed runs Wis. off field) 8. Buckeyes @ Neb. (welcome to Big 10 Huskers) The 4 quarters next week at traditional New Year's Day sites. I will project winners: 1. Ducks v. Buckeyes Rose Bowl (Buckeyes over-rated as usual) 2. Auburn v. Okie St. Cotton Bowl (Cowboys in way over heads) 3. TCU v. Stanford Orange Bowl (Stanford looked great Sat.) 4. Boise v. LSU Sugar Bowl (the end for Boise) Semis (work Fiesta into equation, & use major markets, 5 bowl sites to rotate a Semis game every year): 1. Ducks v. Auburn - Tempe (game goes into OT @ 116 all Cam Newton with 736 yards total offense) 2. Stanford v. LSU - Atlanta ???????????????? Nat'l Championship at Superdome: ??????????????????????????????? (Don't want to jinx Tigers) Now, how great would all of that be? The folks that talk about college football having the most meaningful regular season, you think they wouldn't be on board with this deal? Reg. season would be just as important, you don't make Top 16 in BCS Poll, you don't go to the dance. And Gawd, how much money would the networks pay for a package of games like that? But the BCS is better?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?! Anybody think the Orange Bowl would prefer the Va. Tech v. So. Florida crapfest, or the game above? That's the other great thing, we don't have to pretend that the ACC or the Big East deserve to have a team in the tournament this year. NO AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS!