Originally posted by no1marauder
I disagree; why have a bunch of two loss teams having a chance to upset an unbeaten? The two most deserving teams play for the championship now; what's wrong with that?
Ok, I'll bite. (I'm really hoping you're being sarcastic here, but maybe you're throwing it out just because it's in your nature to argue; there may be the slight possibility that your serious, in which case I would think you are either clueless about college football or just sincerely believe what you're saying [the latter would scare me somewhat, coming from you])
But I digress.
"I disagree; why have a bunch of two loss teams having a chance to upset an unbeaten?"
Because there are many who believe that those two loss teams can be much better than the unbeatens. Such as if either Arkansas or USC lost and had two losses and Rutgers ran the table. Many would still say that at least one of the two former was better, possibly much better, than Rutgers. Personally, I would disagree (though admittedly, I may be slightly biased.) Also, in general, the Big East doesn't get as much respect as the SEC. Many people feel that other teams/conferences are simply better with much tougher schedules. Also, tradition plays a role. Teams that are year in and year out "good" tend to have priority in the rankings over schools that come out of nowhere, such as Rutgers.
"The two most deserving teams play for the championship now; what's wrong with that?"
Ask 100 different people from all regions of the country and see if you can get even half of them to say that both teams playing in the national title game are deserving to play in it as opposed to any other team(s). The BCS ranking system itself is controversial and, (IMO) especially this year, there may be controversy over who makes it to the big one.
To me (and many others out there) a simple 8 team playoff sounds better than this BS... ehem.... I mean, BCS system, in order to determine the champion.