Chris Petersen, the terrific Boise State coach, was asked about the horrible BCS Monday. He said what Mike Gundy should have said Sunday night when his 1-loss Cowboys were snubbed from the title game:
“The whole thing needs to be changed, there’s no question about it,” he said. “… I think (change) is coming, I really do.”
“Everybody is just very tired of the BCS,” Petersen said. “I think that’s the bottom line. Everybody is frustrated. Everybody doesn’t really know what to do anymore. It doesn’t make sense to anybody. I don’t think anybody is happy anywhere.”
“Why are we even voting if they’re all left out of games like that?” he said. “It doesn’t make any sense. … I don’t know who it makes sense to. I haven’t heard anybody say, ‘This is pretty good.’ Everybody goes, ‘This is really bad.’ ”
Preach on, Petersen. The voters have made it clear that many of them have no earthly idea what they are doing. Fear not – when the re-vote on the BCS happens in 2012, I’m confident we’ll get a plus-1 playoff, which is a very sensible way to end the football season. Obviously a 16-team playoff or 8-team playoff makes more sense, but that’ll take time.
Heck, I’d even settle for Petersen’s suggestion (which is similar to the one Gary Danielson floated during the SEC title game):
Petersen’s suggestion: use a committee like the men’s basketball tournament to rank the teams, trim some of the bowls and implement a “plus-one” system that gives the top four teams a shot at the national title.
“That’s still subjective, but at least it’s closer,” he said.
In the past, Petersen has chosen not to slam the BCS for his team getting snubbed.
“It just seems like each year it’s getting further and further away from anybody understanding what’s going on,” he said.
Playoff! Playoff! As predicted on this site for a couple years now, a playoff will happen. Sorry, BCS bowl fans, it is inevitable. [Statesman]
Previously: Leadership Changes Atop the Big 12 and Pac 12, Plus Oklahoma State Getting Screwed Likely Will Lead to a Plus-1 College Football Playoff in 2015
Previously: Here’s What a 2011 College Football Playoff Would Look Like
Previously: Remember When the SEC Hated the Idea of an Ohio State-Michigan Rematch in the Title Game?