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Published: Friday, Dec. 3 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Dektol
Powell, OH

Every other sport has a playoff. Every other level of football has a playoff. Whose pockets are being lined with dollars in the BCA system?
Have a playoff. Top 16 teams. Use the Bowl system for the playoff. This way you get a National Champion instead of an argument.

custer
Boise, ID

The "old system" prior to the BCS was terrible. Very seldom did the top two ranked teams play for the national title, because of all the conference tie-ups for bowl games. For example, if the old system was in effect this year instead of the BCS, Auburn would be playing in the Sugar Bowl, and Oregon in the Rose Bowl. There would be no chance of the two playing each other and TCU would be going to the Cotton Bowl.

The BCS still needs to be tweaked, but it is a big improvement over the old system. Do away with automatic conference seeds, and I think it would be just about right.

cval
Hyde Park, UT

Just thank Gordon for his obviously 'unbiased' opinion and move on.

what would we expect his to say?

Wastintime
Los Angeles, CA

Dekto is correct. The champion of EVERY other collegiate sport is decided on the field (in the pool, etc.). Even every other level of collegiate football has a playoff. There is no valid argument or reason for the BCS system. It should be abolished in favor of a playoff system.

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