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How does a team ranked #1 in the country in two polls (USC) not play for a national championship?
 

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Money!!

In a word, Money!!! I really believe that if it were not for the money involved in the bowl system, we would have a collegiate football playoff by now. They tried setting up the BCS so they could keep the bowl games, but have less controversy about the national collegiate football champion.

Well, here we go, this is exactly the kind of controversy they were trying to avoid.:rolleyes:

Don't forget, if Oklahoma and USC both win their bowl games, it is likely the two major polls will vote for different champs, just like back in 1997! :confused:

I'd love to be in the room the next time the BCS commissioners meet. I won't be surprised if they come up with at least a 4 team playoff of some kind. Until then, this is really screwed up. Personally, I would like to see it.

By way of a disclaimer, I was born and raised in Nebraska. Once a Husker fan, always a Husker fan!:beerchug:
 

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I agree that bowl money is the probable reason that there is not a playoff system in place. But, I still like the BCS better than the polls only. No matter how it gets tweaked, there will be controversy when there are three one-loss teams.

But last year we saw a real championship game between Miami and OSU, not necessarily because the BCS works so perfectly, but just due to its mere existence. Without it, the two teams would have been in different bowls and people would have wondered what a game between them would be like.

In the meantime, as someone mentioned on TV today, the controversy sure keeps college football in the spotlight.
 
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