Well, it’s about time!
It was something that just had to happen. If you’re a college football fan, you hoped that it would happen sooner than later, but the fact remained, the BCS was the system in place and under contract for the major NCAA football programs in the FBS. Now, college football fans only gotta sit and watch two more seasons of the current system.
When January 2015 rolls around, NCAA FBS Football will enjoy a Final Four of sorts. The current bowl games will continue to be used in determining a champion, as they will play host to the semi-finalists ranked 1-4. If I may be so bold, this will make these bowls more exciting and more important.
This new format will also force teams to bolster their schedule. For example, if Boise State wants to be in the mix of the top 4 come season’s end, the team had better have a couple of PAC-12 match-ups, as well as game with a Big 12 school or SEC school. In all fairness to Boise State, they’ve done a fair job of this over the past couple of years, but instead of one (for their first game of the season), they’re gonna need to prove they can get it done when teams are clicking on all cylinders.
A selection committee will be put in place to scrutinize play from September through December to determine the four best squads. They will closely examine when their wins and losses took place, what teams the beat and lost to and their current potential to beat any other team in the nation. For teams that run the table, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll always be in that 1-4 mix.
It’s not perfect, but it is so much better. So. Much. Better. It’s so much better that I’m tempted to thank the federal government for prodding the process, but I’m gonna hold off until they can actually balance a budget.