Good riddance, BCS
This was written prior to Monday night’s Bowl Championship Series title game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers. We didn’t know which team would win and whether it would be close or a blowout.
The one thing we did know, however, was that this would be the last of the much-maligned, often-disputed BCS method of choosing a national collegiate football champion.
Next year, a four-team tournament will be used to determine the champion, and Division I football will finally have the beginnings of a tournament system for crowning its top team, as virtually every other collegiate sport and each division does.
No more will we have to accept two teams chosen based on computer programs and power rankings — along with all the controversies that caused — for the championship game.
No doubt there will still be disputes about how the final four teams are chosen. Good. That should push the NCAA to eventually expand to perhaps a 16-team tournament that includes the winners of each of the top conferences and a few others.
In the meantime, we join millions of football fans in saying, “So long, BCS. We won’t miss you when you’re gone.”