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Should a team that doesn't win its conf. champ. play in the BCS Champ. Game?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by king cranium maximus IV, Nov 24, 2008.

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Should a team that doesn't win its conference championship play in the BCS Championship Game?

  1. No. Never. It's an unwritten rule, yes, but it should be doctrine.

    22 vote(s)
    61.1%
  2. Let's leave the option open, as crazy things can happen in a season. There's got to be a HUGE reason

    10 vote(s)
    27.8%
  3. The option should always be open. It's not a huge deal.

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    There's a lot that has to happen to open the door on this again, but it still looms. Thoughts?
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Considering the inequality of schedules found in mega-conferences, it would be silly to shut out any team, and if you throw in tie-breakers, such as the potential Big 12 mashup, do you consider the three co-champs or just one "champion."
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Simple answer: No.
     
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    With all due respect to spnited, the simple answer is HELL no.

    Give me a Division 1-A football playoff system or give me death!
     
  5. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    This question alone is enough to prove that college football needs a playoff. It's the only thing that would provide a true national champion.
     
  6. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Member

    Did every national champion before 1998 win its conference?
     
  7. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    I find "co-champs" bogus. If there are ways to determine a conference champion (head-to-head, championship game, hell, even letting the BCS standings rule like this year's B12 South and the '03 SEC East), then that team is the champion and the others aren't.
     
  8. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    Should a team that doesn't win its conference championship play in the Theoretical Playoff?
     
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Ridiculous to have that happen. We saw what happened when OU snuck in the year KState won the division.
     
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    A very good question. I'm interested to see the answer.
     
  11. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    I have the feeling you're going to get death. :)

    There won't be a playoff any time soon.
     
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I say no, but I'd like to see all conferences go to a conference championship game, too.
     
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