Not Fooled: BCS Dream Still Not Ideal

Posted by Joe Huber on November-24-2009 Add Comments

Ever since 1998—or 1999, for the perfectionists—fans all over the country have loathed the way the national championship was decided.

I know, alums across America have hated it for longer than that, but in 1998, the NCAA put the fate of intercollegiate football in the hands—er, mouse—of a computer.

The Bowl Championship System, or BCS, has "gotten so many championship teams wrong it makes me sick," according to every Texas Longhorn last season, and they'd be right.

Every year it seems like someone who doesn't belong gets into a BCS game (Hawaii in 2007), and someone who shouldn't belong raises questions about the validity of said system (Boise State in 2006).

It also seems that every year there is cont...

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