NCAA website has an article about the BCS

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  1. DeafValleyBatnR

    DeafValleyBatnR Founding Member

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    Please read the forth paragraph and tell me why people cant understand that the BCS did exaclty what it was suppose to do and why is the AP is not criticized for not placing LSU #1 after the destoryed the # 4 team in the country in the finale AP poll.

    http://ncaasports.com/football/mens/story/7409009

    Why is it always the BCS's problem and nobody can see that the AP has no clue about who is #1. Atleast the BCS has a formula the AP just votes who they think is #1.

    :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
     
  2. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    That's exactly right. The BCS was not the problem. The human polls were. They can't, or won't, see that and will end up throwing the baby out with the bath water.
     
  3. JasonBohn

    JasonBohn Founding Member

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    this crap sounds familiar....

    So, i was thinking to myself, "self, all this talk about how the bcs is supposedly flawed sounds familiar"

    So, i thought back to last summer. I'm a big nascar fan, and being that i'm originally from Wisconsin, i'm a big Matt Kenseth fan. Matt Kenseth dominated nascar last year, and did exactly what the rules told him to do in order to win the nascar championships. So did the LSU football team. They knew from day one what was expected in order to win the national championship. Matt Kenseth also knew that if he was consistant, stayed out of trouble, and ran clean, he would be in contention for the title.

    LSU wins the national championship the right way, Matt Kenseth wins the Nascar Championship the right way...but now supposedly both systems are flawed. Thank god the NCAA doesn't control Nascar, because we would have probably had spilt champions in Nascar too...

    I know we can't please everyone...but when you set up rules before a season, you should abide by them, and reward the champions the right way, instead of coming up with rules to change it.

    theres my 37 cents...
     
  4. MobileBengal

    MobileBengal Founding Member

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    You know its kind of funny you mention that. I saw the points standings this morning, and its the very change that NASCAR implemented to fix the flaw that will allow Kenseth to stay in contention and potentially repeat. Thats poetic.
     
  5. Tigerbnd05

    Tigerbnd05 National Champs 2003 2007

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    This could all end if the NCAA would grow some balls and actually name a champion through the BCS. You have major polls in other sports but it stillnames a clear champion at the end of the season. Well it needs to say that the BCS Champion is the NCAA champion in the eyes of the NCAA, thus no more split title ever.
     
  6. JasonBohn

    JasonBohn Founding Member

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    but it's not just Kenseth...Kenseth is not the one to look at here. It's really not fair that some guy who is 450 points back, in 10th place, who should have no chance of winning anything, all the sudden has a chance in the last 10 races. I like the system that encourages consistancy. It's not Kenseths fault that he learned how to "beat the system" if you wanna call it that. Nobody seemed to remember that the year before last, Kenseth had more victories then any other driver, and finished 10th. I say F both systems and start all over...
     
  7. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Yes this should have been what was decided back in 97 when they came up with the BCS. But they didn't. The NCAA missed their opportunity to avoid split national championships by not forcing the AP to contractually agree that the BCS champion be automatically voted #1.

    It's sad. It's pathetic. It's only going to get worse.
     
  8. Ralph_Wiggum

    Ralph_Wiggum Founding Member

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    Dude, the ncaa can't force the AP to vote for the anybody. The AP exists independently outside of the ncaa. It is a poll of sportswriters and broadcasters.
     
  9. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Here's a thought. Someone with time on their hands (Mike 69?) do a little research to see how many times the number one poll team in Div 1AA ended up being the playoff champion. Let's see how correct these human pollsters are?
     
  10. MobileBengal

    MobileBengal Founding Member

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    No, but they could say that the BCS champion, and no one else, is allowed to use the NCAA logo on all championship merchandise. That really wouldnt solve any problems, but instead of our shirts saying "2003 Football National Champs," they would say "2003 NCAA Football National Champs." At least it would look more official.
     

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