Originally Posted by reds1869
I simply don't understand why a 1-AA (sorry, FCS) style playoff can't be adopted. The conference champs from leagues perceived to be inferior would get a chance to prove otherwise, the best second place teams from strong leagues would still get in and the bowl system could be maintained to reward everyone else. I know the money arguments are made, but don't you think a first round game between, say, Ohio State and UC in Ohio Stadium would be an absolute bonanza?
It's the bowls and resistance to change. The bowls have been around for so long that hey are hard to get rid of. And, as Wetzel wrote, if ADs are getting perks from these bowls, they aren't going to be very likely to want to change any system that stops the gravy train(s).
FCS has only been around for about 30 years. Since the NCAA had playoffs for Divisions II and III, and few people were crying for playoffs for the Division I-A teams, a playoff for I-AA seemed to be logical.