Key Question No. 12 - Will The BCS Work?
Posted Aug 24, 2013

Key Question No. 12 - Will the BCS get it right in its swan song?

12. Will the BCS get it right in its swan song?

Richard Cirminiello: Probably not. Don't you just the feeling that something will go radically wrong in early December, providing one final reminder of the importance of a college football playoff beginning in 2014? Something like five one-loss teams vying for two spots, or a two-loss SEC champ jumping unbeaten Louisville would be fitting for a system that's been marked by controversy over the years. There's one final season left in the Bowl Championship Series, and it can't possibly fade away without causing a stir. That just wouldn't be apropos.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: It's sort of a loaded question because the BCS "getting it right" means it has to come through when challenged. I'll always scream until I'm crimson in the face that Oklahoma State deserved to play LSU in the 2012 BCS championship instead of Alabama, but did the system "get it right" in the end? Yeah. Was Notre Dame one of the two best teams in the country at the end of the 2012 regular season? Probably not, but there's no denying that it absolutely deserved to play in the BCS championship. Will the BCS "get it right" if it puts in a 12-1 Alabama over a 12-0 Texas or a 13-0 Oregon? Not knowing anything that's about to happen, right now, if you were forced to bet your house, kids and virtue, would you pick a 13-0 Ohio State or an 11-2 Alabama if the two had to play each other? Now, forget the deserve factor, in a four team playoff – again, not knowing how this is going to play out in the regular season – if you had to bet, would you pick an unbeaten Ohio State, an unbeaten Stanford, an unbeaten Louisville or an 11-2 Alabama? This could get interesting.

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