Can We Ever Get A College BCS Playoff System?
The #23 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers stomped a mudhole in #15 Clemson on Wednesday to the tune of 70-33 in a record-setting Orange Bowl shootout. The one-sided romp may have answered a lot of things but left a lingering question about what West Virginia could have done if there were some type of playoff system in place rather than this nonsensical BCS system.
Obviously, being ranked #23 wouldn’t put them in the championship picture but it says a lot when a team begins to roll and puts up numbers like this. Just like any NFL team that gets hot when the playoffs come around, a college team with a few earlier blemishes on their record could steamroll a #1 team on any given night. It’s too bad that we won’t see what else West Virginia could have done against another team as their story is over.
Considering that there is much talk that the National Champion picture will still be muddled if Alabama wins and evens the score against LSU, something has got to be done to satisfy the masses. The BCS certainly isn’t it. Teams like Oregon, Oklahoma State, and Stanford should be competing against each other for college football supremacy. What’s the point of having Boise State laying waste to an Arizona State team with a .500 record? It doesn’t help Boise State out at all nor does it prove anything.
When you see a team like West Virginia run up 70 points against a nationally ranked team, you have to wonder what could have been. And seriously, why not? You can talk about all of the money from the bowl games all you want, but there would be nothing better than a 8-12 team playoff to prove who the best team in the country is.