- Ryan McGee, ESPN The Magazine, NASCAR
The BCS is here -- and here to stay until at least 2014. Through any and all conference realignment, despite every playoff proposal catching fire in the blogosphere, no matter the sniffings of agitated congressional members, the BCS will be college football's closest thing to a playoff until after the next midterm congressional elections.
So if you like the current arrangement -- we're looking at you, ACC and Big East -- congratulations. If you hate the BCS -- we hear you, Mountain West fans and other playoff lovers -- you're not going to be happy.
But now for the good news: The BCS is actually in the process of making its biggest overhaul since debuting 12 years ago.
Ryan McGee examines the debate raging over which college football conferences deserveautomatic BCS bids as the 2012 BCS evaluation period looms.