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Early review of the new Death to the BCS book


Book comes out in a couple weeks. Excerpt below. Here's the full review.

 

Death to the BCS is testament to the deep morass in which college football is now stuck. Consider that it took three authors and a two-year investigation just to explain the numerous and considerable flaws with the BCS. (Has there ever been a two-year investigation into any postseason system in any other sport?)

The system is almost universally hated. Even the President of the United States has felt compelled to express his contempt for the way college football chooses its champion. And let’s be clear – it chooses a champion.

Using a combination of flawed polls and even more absurd computer models – all of which the book’s authors Dan Wetzel, Josh Peter and Jeff Passan lay waste to – the BCS singles out two teams to compete in one game that takes place a month after the regular season ends. It is during this month that the authors propose – along with many others – a 16-team postseason playoff that would build off the momentum of the regular season.

Of course, the problem with proposing a playoff alternative to the BCS is that the debate often shifts away from the serious and numerous problems with the BCS itself and onto whether the playoff plan is feasible.

In truth, anything is better than the BCS. 


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