Doug Robinson: Non-AQ schools should bust BCS by forming their own championship playoff system

Published: Wednesday, May 18 2011 12:10 a.m. MDT

Only the winners of the non-AQ conferences will receive automatic qualifiers to the Non-AQ Bowl Championship Series, and the championship will be determined — and this is a novel concept — on the field as much as possible. Instead of the month-long gap between the end of the regular season and the bowl season, play will begin immediately. Each Non-AQ Conference will have an automatic berth in the Non-Automatic Qualifier BCS championship series, if you follow, plus a few at-large bids. OK, you have a lot of questions; we can work out the details later.

Just to be fair, the AQ schools will be allowed to compete in Non-AQ Bowls, as non-non automatic qualifiers, provided they meet certain criterion: Rank among the top 12 in the national polls — which will utilize secret formulas known only to the computer geeks who create them — rank in the top 16 and higher than at least one non-AQ school, and go undefeated and untied.

Oh, and one other thing: No more than one team from any AQ conference shall earn an automatic berth in any year.


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