Right now, there are two debates raging about the BCS. The first is about streamlining the BCS system and only worrying about a title game. I’m torn on that idea, but really don’t care enough either way to debate at this time. The other is this nonsense about an all-SEC National Title game.
Keeping in mind that being an Auburn grad, I am very pro-SEC , let’s look at the sheer idiocy of this concept.
When matching two teams from the same conference with each other, you aren’t creating anything unique for the bowls. In fact, you are re-hashing a debate that has theoretically been settled. One team is the conference champion, the other is not. Do we really need another game that will bring the title of the conference champion into play? This is even more ridiculous when talking about conferences with either a full round-robin schedule or a Conference Championship.
Which bring us to the other issue, How can you be the National Champion when you aren’t even your Conference Champion?
Think on this for a minute. If you aren’t acknowledged as the best team in your conference, how can you be the best team in the nation? You might be the 2nd best team in the nation, but you should be out of consideration for number one.
I propose adding this simple rule:
Teams that are not recognized as their conference’s champion are not eligible for the National Title Game. Teams with no conference affiliation are eligible for the National Title Game.
The BCS title game should match the best two conference champions, maybe permitting the occasional independent into the game if they are good enough. It is already hard enough to accurately compare conferences without taking away this final test.
One last thought…people might THINK that the two best teams reside in the SEC, but if those teams don’t get one more chance to prove SEC “superiority” against outside competition, how can we be sure?
Remember, the true purpose of the National Championship game is to crown an undisputed number one. Having the SEC champion play another conference champion while the other top SEC teams play other opponents is the surest way to achieve that result.