Ncaa Football Playoff System

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Ryan Jerzy Jerzy 1 Cady English 103 26 May 2003 "NCAA Football Playoff System" Thesis: The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula has been used to determine the top twenty-five teams in NCAA Division I college since 1998. Many think this system is inadequate and should be changed. The alternative is a playoff system that would give more of the top teams a chance to be named the NCAA football National Champion. I. BCS formula A. Computers 1. Where they're from 2. How they work B. Polls 1. Where they're from 2. How they work C. Schedule strength D. Team losses E. Putting the formula together II. Why the BCS formula should be changed A. BCS is inadequate 1. How it's unfair 2. Problems within B. Give…show more content…
Bill Vilona, of the Pensacola News Journal wrote, "All of us in the equity conferences believe the BCS has worked; it has done what it's supposed to do. It's not perfect, but I don't think anything is perfect." The Bowl Championship Series should be changed to a playoff system. The BCS does a great job of utilizing all the statistics and polls to establish the top twenty-five teams in the nation. On the other hand the top two teams are the ones who attend the national championship and that is where the BCS system is unfair. For Example, Alex Giles wrote in his Article "The Proposed Marriage of the BCS and a Playoff Format", "In 2000, the BCS ranked Oklahoma Jerzy 6 #1 and Florida State #2 at seasons end, despite the fact that Miami was ranked #2 in the both the AP and the coaches poll and had beaten the Seminoles (Florida State) during the regular season." Ranking problems like that one that happened in 2000 are why the BCS system should modify to a playoff system. "The BCS is a somewhat confusing and often controversial system" (Vilona). The top twenty-five teams in Division I football battle each and every week for a better spot in the rankings. Most of the time it comes down to the last week of season play to determine which two teams will progress into the national championship game. The top teams should be given an opportunity to earn their way into the championship

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