A Paper on the Issues of the Bcs

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Death to the BCS
Parker VanBlaricom
University of Memphis

Table of Contents
Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………….3
Introduction & Background……………………………………………………………………….4
Bill Hancock………………………………………………………………………………………5
Argument for BCS………………………………………………………………………...5
Finances…………………………………………………………………………………………...5
The good…………………………………………………………………………………..6
The bad……………………………………………………………………………………6
Fairness……………………………………………………………………………………………7
Fan Enjoyment…………………………………………………………………………………….8
The solution……………………………………………………………………………………...10
Why………………………………………………………………………………………………10
Implantation & Summary………………………………………………………………………..11
Pie Charts……………………………………………………………………………………..….13
References………………………………………………………………………………………..14

Executive Summary
This report centers on dissecting the BCS, the current post-season system used by the NCAA in Division I college football for determining a national champion every year. Through research and analysis of finances, fairness, and fan enjoyment, this report will show that the BCS is flawed and corrupt and should not be used to determine a national champion.
Instead of the current system, this report suggests the implantation of a sixteen-team post-season playoff that includes the eleven Division I conference champions and five “at-large” teams determined by the current rankings at the end of the season.
The report encourages readers to continue to voice whatever complaints they have on the BCS in the hope that eventually the NCAA’s hand will be forced to move in a direction that would better the game overall.

Death to the BCS
For years, college football featured a post-season with no organization and no fair national champion, only Bowl sponsors that invited whatever team would generate the most revenue.   In 1998, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was created.   The BCS is a post-season system that determines the best teams at the end of the season through computerized and...

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