Wednesday, December 06, 2006

College Football Continued

Continuing from my mini-rant on Monday about Michigan getting screwed over by the BCS, Espn.com has a cool article about what would happen if the NFL adopted a SBCS (Super Bowl Championship Series) system similar to College Football's BCS formula:
If the NFL had made the move to a two-team playoff model along with college football in 1998, the Steelers would not have played in last season's Super Bowl. The Seahawks might not have either (it would have been tight between Seattle and Denver for the right to play Indianapolis). The Eagles would not have played in Super Bowl XXXIX. The Panthers would not have played in Super Bowl XXXVIII. The Patriots definitely would not have won Super Bowl XXXVI. And those are just the ones that are certain. It's possible that more than half of the Super Bowl teams over the previous eight seasons would not have ended up there in a system like this.

All the playoff upsets, all the great finishes, all the excitement ... it never would have happened. Sound like a good plan to you?
This is one of the better critiques of the BCS system that I've seen. I'm not saying it's right, but it is a compelling argument to me.

3 Comments:

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

Preach on, UM. I'm all for a college playoff system (as long as we get to keep the bowls). Since the BCS started in 1998, there's been controversy every year, including a split national title a couple years ago, which was why the BCS was created!

Besides, with a playoff, maybe the Huskers will have a chance at the title... (Yeah, I know that's still a long ways off!)

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Elle Woods said...

Sigh. I'm still really sad we got shafted out of playing.

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

Still think Michigan got screwed? (More like embarassed, though not as bad as OSU...)

 

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