In NCAA division 1 college football, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is the selection system that creates five bowl games regarding the ten top ranked teams. The BCS depends on a combination of polls and computer methods to determine each team’s ranking. The system calculates the top two teams that will play in the National Championship, and determines the other top teams that will play in other important BCS bowl games. In a three-week span, there are thirty-four games, from the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, to the Rose Bowl in California. Each game offers players their final chance to cap off their season with a win. Out of all the sports authorized by the NCAA, division 1 college football is the only sport whose champion is not established on the field through playoff, meet, or tournament. Major college football needs to institute a playoff system to replace the corrupt and controversial Bowl Championship Series. A major flaw concerning the BCS is that the BCS rules permit the winners of the Big 12, Big 10, Pac 10, Big East, SEC, and ACC conference games automatic admission to a bowl game. These BCS conferences, the power conferences, have an easier path to a BCS bowl, even if they do not have a good season. Smaller Universities that play in non-BCS conferences that have a great season, and become nationally ranked do not make it to a BCS bowl game. Nine undefeated teams were excluded from the BCS National Championship game, while teams with one or more losses were included, from 1998 to 2008. Eight of those nine teams that were left out were non-BCS schools (“Replace”). For example, “ in 2004, and then again in 2008, the undefeated University of Utah Utes, who played in an non-BCS conference, was denied the chance to play for the National Championship” (“Cries”). Many teams that may have been considered the best teams have not been given the opportunity they deserve to compete for the National Championship. A playoff system would definitely solve this issue by allowing smaller schools to have the chance to compete for the National Championship. A playoff system would increase excitement in college football because each game does not have the same amount of importance with the BCS system in place. In 2004, Auburn went undefeated in what many consider the nation’s hardest conference, having “big” wins against Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and LSU. When the BCS excluded Auburn from the title game, these “big” wins, and their entire season had no impact on the championship game (“The BCS”). Therefore, the hard work put in by the players and coaches has little significance. When the season first kicks off, it is certain that there are contenders whose national championship hopes will not last past the first week. The current BCS system places a high standard on perfection, and cuts the teams with even the smallest weaknesses out. The system rewards teams that are undefeated. Therefore, teams attempt to make their schedules against weaker teams in order to protect their rankings. In the middle of the season there comes a time when there is only a handful of teams left in the race to the championship game. Then, in the last few weeks of the season, there will most likely only be couple teams with a chance at winning the title. A playoff system would create more excitement in college football by having the possibility of a “Cinderella story” team, and not knowing the teams will most likely be competing in the National Championship, since the start of the season. Money is the main reason why…
RUNNING HEAD: AFTER THE GAME
After the Game
By: Michael Moore
August 03, 2012
After the Game
On a cold Pennsylvania night, a trumpet fills the night air with the somber tones of Amazing Grace. Hundreds of mourners gather in the quad of Penn State University with candles held high to remember their iconic football coach, Joe Paterno. He was warmly referred as “Joe Pa”. The crowd sways softly in unison. They are saying goodbye to a coach that…
The Ice Bowl
1967 NFL Championship Game
[ ] [ ]Derek TheakerHistory of Sports Media
The Ice Bowl
1967 NFL Championship Game
The 1967 NFL Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys became immortalized as the Ice Bowl because the temperature at game time was 13 degrees below zero with a 15 mph wind. As cold as it was that day more than 50,000 fans filled the seats to cheer for their home town Packers…
the Bowl Championship Series
a. Attention getter: According to Sports Media Watch, as of 2013, The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game pulls in, “more television viewers than the NCAA Basketball Finals, NBA Finals, Daytona 500, World Series, The Masters, and Stanley Cup Finals.” If you are a fan of college football, then you’ve been waiting for this day since before the season has begun.
b. Thesis Statement: Today I will be informing you all on the history of the BSC Bowl game…
or may have risen from the ranks. It is difficult to determine exactly, but it is known that he spent his early career in Hispania under Scipio Aemilianus, grandson of Scipio Africanus. Performing his duties admirably he quickly was promoted. By 123 BC, at the age of 34, the veteran officer was elected as quaestor and his political career was off the ground. As a novus homo, or new man, Marius found the rise in the Roman cursus honorum a daunting challenge. It is certain that he used his old family…
English 101 Section 7
4 April 2013
Bowl Championship Series vs. Bracket System
All divisions of college football use a playoff bracket system except for Division 1A. This has brought a lot of controversy towards that division. The controversy is mainly because of the massive amounts of money that is raised by the bowl games has overshadowed which teams truly deserve an appearance in the National Championship game. There are many good and bad things about having each system…
Could this B.C. Earthquake the Largest in Canada?
After a sleepless night of tsunami warning, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 has struck on the northwest tip of Vancouver island around 2:35 A.M this Wednesday also covering other parts of BC.
This is the largest earthquake recorded in the history of Canada leaving about 850 people injured; 102 dead and 31 missing. At least 12 buildings have been red-tagged, which means that they have been designated as unsafe to enter,
Scientists say the…
The Strongest Women of 4th Century BC
Being a woman in 400 B.C. could not have been an easy task. Women were looked down upon. To be a wife and have children seemed to be the main calling for all women of the time. Through Medea and Helen, Euripides expresses his sympathetic views towards women.
Medea is the strongest character in which Euripides clearly sympathizes with women. Euripides uses different characters throughout…
Enterprise Innovation & Technology
BC 563: Enterprise Innovation & Technology
Jones International University
February 18, 2015
Table of Contents
Business Case 6
Innovation Strategy 7
Selling the Solution 8
Implementation Plan 9
Organizations can be considered as a…
Local Restaurant Announces Fundraiser to
benefit BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver-based Semolina Restaurant is announcing a Valentine's promotion called For the
Love of Kids. A donation of 50% of all proceeds from the Valentine?s campaign will benefit
the BC Children's Hospital.
Vancouver, BC, February 09, 2015 /PressReleasePing/ - Local company announces support of and participation in
the For the Love of Kids Valentine’s Campaign to support the BC Children's Hospital.
Vancouver-based Semolina Restaurant…
Isolation of the Components of BC Powder
Aspirin, Caffeine and Salicylamide were extracted from an over-the-counter pain reliever (BC Powder). These components were separated by manipulating their solubilities by adjusting the acidity and basicity of the solution. By doing this, the three components were forced into conjugate acid (or base) forms, causing selective solubility in either an aqueous or organic solvent. These layers were then separated by use of a separation funnel…