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Tag: college football


Grid fans aren’t shedding many tears over BCS demise

This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.

You’d often hear gripes during the NCAA Division I college football season about the hated BCS system, a ranking-based scheme that perversely and persistently kept the gripers’ alma maters from competing for the crowning glory.

“What this country needs is a playoff system,” was the inevitable closing refrain, with which everyone would heartily concur.

Starting in 2014, thanks to a deal agreed to by a committee of university presidents last week, the new topic of feverish debate likely will be the deficiencies of the four-team contest to decide the national champion.

“What this country needs is an eight-team (or 16-team) playoff!” Read more »