BCS NIGHTMARE IV
DMN’s Gerry Fraley is pretty outraged by the exclusion of consensus #1 USC from the championship game. (Apparently the staff of the San Jose Mercury news is, too, since they’re compiling every BCS-related op-ed they can find to put on their site.)
The BCS has been in business for six seasons. On Sunday, it failed for the third time to produce a true national championship game.
The BCS came into existence to prevent the split-champion scenario from happening again. It is happening again.
If USC beats Michigan in the Rose Bowl, it is the national champion. The Oklahoma-LSU winner will be the equivalent of the champion from a third-rate boxing federation.
The only good thing to come from this is another reason to adopt a playoff system.
“We look at the Rose Bowl as the national championship game,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “I know there’s controversy. Until you have a playoff, that’s what you’re going to have.”