Commentary

The BCS model isn't as bad as we think

For all the talk of radical solutions, fixing the BCS actually requires a very simple one

Originally Published: January 5, 2011
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
BCS champ trophyGetty ImagesWhat is the fairest way to determine who wins the crystal trophy?

The most hated entity in the sports world has to be the BCS. Everyone from Mark Cuban to President Barack Obama has weighed in on why the BCS has to go, and the majority of college football fans agree.

As much as one can concur with the sentiment that the current system is not giving deserving teams such as the TCU Horned Frogs a shot at winning the national title, this entire idea of eliminating the BCS and replacing it with an eight- or 16-team playoff system is ill-advised on a number of levels.


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