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Published: Monday, Jan. 7 2013 5:30 a.m. MST

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Igualmente
Mesa, AZ

It will not live up to expectations because so many are indifferent about it, and are tired of all things Bama and SEC dominance, especially in a championship created by computers and opinion polls which literally take the decision off the playing field!

A true playoff of conference champions and at-large teams, as in basketball, would create such a stir, excitement, and associated revenue, those currently in power would wonder why it hadn't been done yet. The current system is a monopoly and a money grab.

All FBS level teams need equal and fair access, which just might bring more parity to the sport, and add a much needed component that no opinion poll could ever provide, unpredictability.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

@ Igualments

Well stated!

"On any given day..." just spooks the SEC because they don't account for the cup cakes on each of their wschedules and always dominate the rankings, just because they are the SEC. And they couldn't bear to play in a play-off system and lose before reaching the title game. Just look at the agnst when Utah defeated Alabama. (Some of us Cougar fans were pround of those Utes.) The old guard of the SEC had to eat crow and they weren't very gracious about it.

This year they have teams that were 6 - 6 going to bowls they had losing records in their own conference. But they are the big money boys and the NCAA is spineless to take control of the sport.

Last year's game between two SEC teams that had already played was a joke of cruel proportion. At least this year there is the SEC and an independent. If the SEC was ever left out of the title game you'd see another big change to the BCS to guarantee them a spot again.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Go Irish!

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Reality says Bama 24 Irish 10

Pitt, BYU and a couple others could of or should have won over ND. Don't get me wrong they did win and deserve to be in this game but in the true scheme of things it should be Ohio State and ND and Ohio State would most likely win. So who is the better team of all well I agree with the other comments. Make a playoff and let them fight it out. You will always get a surprise or 2 and that is what makes it fun. BUT from the view I see Bama is the better team. ND is a good team and also lucky and maybe just maybe if they play a good game they may have one more luck of the Irish left in them.

One thought. If Utah State had made the FG over Wisconsen and also had a few plays go different against BYU and won that game do you think they would be in this or another BCS game? Not saying they are better but just asking the question. Things that make you go Hummmmmmmm.

Igualmente
Mesa, AZ

Even ESPN doubts the current format. Chris Fowler just said "most coaches agree that with a 40-day plus layoff, it makes this game essentially a 1-game season."

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

Ouch. I guess we know the answer to the headline. No matter how broken the BCS system is, it's hard to argue that 'Bama isn't the best team in the country. Would I like to see them play Oregon? Oh, yeah. But it's not like they are a "controversial" champ.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

And so now we see the answer. It reminds one of how many times the NFL playoffs have some super games just to see the eventual Super Bowl be a bust. Similar results this time, too.

Anyone notice how with a 28-point lead and 4 minutes left in the game the starters were still playing for Bama? And how when his team was flagged for delay of game (5 yards) that Nick came unglued and ranted into the officials ear? He should have been flagged for 15 and told to shut up or he would be tossed. Bad manners by coaches, and officials that let them get away with it, send no good messages to our youth. In my view the Bama coach is a $5.3 million baby and acted like a jerk. He should know better....

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