I blogged back in November about adding the simple rule of only allowing conference champions play in the BCS title game. That would have remedied the situation we had this year where LSU is the official SEC champion and Alabama is the National Champion.
There are several issues with what happened. They are:
- Who is the real SEC champion? We have an official champion, but I feel the conference now has a split title.
- Is the SEC really the best conference? By not beating another conference in the championship game, that is a fair question.
- If only conference champions can play, who should LSU have played?
People can argue that the BCS achieved its goal of matching number one versus number two. Of course, that isn’t the true goal. That is just the means to the real end, identifying the best team in the nation and having a true National Champion.