We knew it was going to happen, but now its official! The BCS Presidential Oversight Committee met on Tuesday and announced that the current system is now being replaced by a four-team playoff starting in the 2014-2015 season.
There will be six bowls, with the National Championship game still rotate from venue to venue. The 4-team playoff was approved for a 12 year deal. The committee believes that the new system offers something unique and will add balance to the current BCS system in place. They are taking suggestions on what the new BCS playoff should be called, which I’m sure I could come up with some real interesting ones…
The controversy will continue, as always, even with a playoff system. You can already hear the Pac-12 fans complaining about the amount of SEC teams in the playoffs. The motto, “Every Game Counts” will now actually be true.
The details have yet to be released, like the selection process. but ESPNU is suggesting that it should be made up of former players and coaches, someone who actually has concept of the game. What a concept actual people who know the sport instead of a computer.
And as I write this, the people of social media are going in on what they would do to make the new system better. Why not let it ride out and see what happens? We don’t have any say or voice in what happens with it. There isn’t a need to keep complaining or from what I’ve seen, people making up stuff off the top of their heads. The 4-team playoff may not be the best model, but until the committee can actual come up with something that will work, it’s called trial and error. If the 4-team works, don’t you think they will add more games? I may be crazy, but that is where I see this going.
So until then, it is a step in the right direction.