Well it looks like most people’s predictions have flown out the window and now the college football world is left once again in a confusing mess regarding the BCS system. How is it that one-loss teams like Oklahoma State (who lost this past weekend to unranked Iowa State) are still ranked ahead of an undefeated team in Houston? Boise State spent most of the past few years trying to answer the same question. Many have been calling for a college football playoff and it is probably time for that to happen.
In recent years, the NCAA has reduced the number of scholarships that the teams are allowed to have which has helped the competitive balance in college football. This has led to more upsets and uncertainty in college football. A lot of pressure has been put on the NCAA and the BCS lately calling for a playoff and there have been some recent changes moving in the right direction (e.g. having the flawed BCS system only controlling the National Title game).
In this season full of predictions and trying to pick who will play whom with the BCS system, one prediction I can make is that there will probably be a playoff someday once they figure out a way to incorporate the BCS and their money hungry executives.
By: Chris Swift
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