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Improving the BCS: Plus-One?

Hey guys.  I know this season has taken a turn for the worse for us Gators fan, but that's no reason for us to turn our backs on the game that we love.  As expected, BCS bashing has continued through the announcement of this year's Championship Game.  Once again, there are too many fan bases that feel they have a rightful claim to that throne and plenty of sports pundits willing to fan those flames.  The calls for a playoff continue to come out of all corners, but I come to you with a slightly different solution.  What if, instead of scrapping the system, we tweek the BCS once again?  If you're at all curious, then please follow me below the fold.

 I would like it if the four traditional BCS bowls went back to their original tie-ins, suplemented by the BCS standings to fill in the gaps, for the Championship Game to be determined after those are played and that it be schedule for a week after the four others.  This year, we'd end up with much more enticing match-ups and greater clarity as to which teams should be in the season's final game.  Check it out for yourselves:

  • Rose Bowl: Oregon v. Ohio State
  • Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech v. Cincinnati
  • Fiesta Bowl: Texas v. TCU
  • Sugar Bowl: Alabama v. Boise State

This slate would limit the number of undefeated teams to three, allow the underdogs to face the favorites and provide us with excellent AND significant games throughout.  For those that are curious, our Gators would play Iowa in the Capital One Bowl in this set-up.  That just goes to show the trickle down effect of narrowing the bottle neck at the top, providing better participants and match-ups further down the bowl hierarchy.  So, what do you think of this potential solution to the BCS problems?

Please be kind and use good grammar.

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