Dan Wetzel wrote an interesting piece a few weeks ago about a 4 team playoff that even seemed to be amenable to the Rose Bowl and Pac 12, two of the three remaining sticks in the mud.
The four BCS bowls would rotate the championship game just as they do now. Three bowls would rotate as the two semi-final games every year. The exception is the Rose Bowl which didn't want to be part of that, which greatly benefits the other three. The Rose Bowl's perk is that it keeps the January 1, 5:00 PM time slot every year without exception.
The other twist here is that the BCS qualifyer is gone. Bowls were free to contract with whatever conference they wanted. The Rose Bowl could go back to being Big 10 vs Pac Ten every year. This would have been very nice for the Sugar bowl for instance which having lost the top two SEC schools, would still have been able to bring in Georgia or Arkansas if they wished.
I think this would put more pressure on the smaller conferences to either join forces or join a more established conference in order to secure a contract with a big bowl, but it wouldn't have any impact on their ability to make the National Semi-finals.
Anyway, it's an interesting thought.
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I guess it was pretty obvious Alabama had their chance and didn't deserve another shot at LSU.
It was the least watched championship game in BCS history.
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After a half dozen years the SEC actually lost a BCS championship game, so you would think that would make SEC haters happy.....oh wait, it took having another SEC team in the championship game for that to happen.
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Paraphrasing some sportswriter on Twitter: If you have a system with a championship game, and people are arguing the loser of that game should still be champion, your system is broken.
To which I'll add: It's broken, but that's how it is. Set up the rules and then play it out. Change the rules for next time if need be.
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Again, LSU ALSO had the most impressive resume in recent memory. They beat 3 teams who won BCS bowl games (ON THE ROAD, MIND YOU), had the same amount of losses as Alabama, and yet they're somehow CLEARLY #2.