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ACC Commissioner John Swofford and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said Monday morning at an annual meeting of the Football Writers Association of America that they believe a "plus-one" format would have to be seeded.


The other possibility of the "plus-one" was considered to be playing an extra game after the BCS title game.


Each commissioner also stated that the SEC, ACC, Big East and Big 12 are open to discussing the "plus-one" format. The Big Ten and Pac-10 have been opposed to it.


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3185000



surprise, the Pac 10 and Big 10 are opposed to it.
if they were to use this this year, USC would still be crying. since they were #7......
 

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surprise, the Pac 10 and Big 10 are opposed to it.
if they were to use this this year, USC would still be crying. since they were #7......
Well, that's an assumption that we'll never actually know. Human voters do have a bias, and it is entirely possible that either consciously or subconsciously they would eliminate a team like Georgia since they did not win their title, or drop VT further than even 5th or 6th if they didn't feel they were worthy. The computers are unbiased, but the voters still get the majority of the say and you just never know what might happen.

And personally, I am in favor of the +1. It preserves the bowl system and tradition with just some minor tweaking and expansion. I'd be fine with a 4 man playoff. Sure, #5 or #6 will complain, but so would #9 or #10 or #17 or #18.
 

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I'm sorry but if USC wants to cry every year about how they get screwed by the BCS they need to tell their conference to man up and grow a pair. I don't know if they are scared or if it's about the Rose Bowl "tradition" or whatever, but it's just being selfish. The Big 10 and Pac 10 aren't the only ones with tradition.
 

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The Big Ten and Pac-10 have been opposed to it.
...which is why Congress needs to get involved like they did with baseball. Those who refuse to address the problem are exactly like MLB and its "stick your head in the sand and do nothing policy" on steroids.

If anything, Congress actually has MORE jurisdiction here since public universities are funded with tax dollars.

Either they should get on board or they should have their vocal cords removed when a BCS trainwreck leaves them out.
 

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...which is why Congress needs to get involved like they did with baseball. Those who refuse to address the problem are exactly like MLB and its "stick your head in the sand and do nothing policy" on steroids.

If anything, Congress actually has MORE jurisdiction here since public universities are funded with tax dollars.

Either they should get on board or they should have their vocal cords removed when a BCS trainwreck leaves them out.

More government. :9:

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I'll pass.
 

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I'm sorry but if USC wants to cry every year about how they get screwed by the BCS they need to tell their conference to man up and grow a pair. I don't know if they are scared or if it's about the Rose Bowl "tradition" or whatever, but it's just being selfish. The Big 10 and Pac 10 aren't the only ones with tradition.
AMEN!!!!!!!!! Funny, I never heard UGA crying about not being in the NC game. They felt like they were playing well enough to get there, but they admit that they didn't get it done over the course of the season, which is how the current BCS system works: the entire body of work over the whole season is evaluated, not just who is "hot" in November -- a playoff system would reward those teams who, for whatever reason, started slow or had a key loss, and then finished strong.

If the media (ESPN) is so in love with USC, then perhaps they need to publicly pressure the PAC 10 into considering this 4-team playoff, instead of crying that USC was wronged for not making the game. Blame the conference for not wanting to change the system, not the system itself...put the "blame" where it belongs, with your conference who seems satisfied with a broken system.
 

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The other possibility of the "plus-one" was considered to be playing an extra game after the BCS title game.

And the real beauty of this scenario is that USC (or USG) would still have been left out this year while having to sit home and watch an LSU(#1) vs Georgia(#2) matchup!

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And the real beauty of this scenario is that USC (or USG) would still have been left out this year while having to sit home and watch an LSU(#1) vs Georgia(#2) matchup!

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Probably not because the voting would have been different. USC would have been in somehow I think. The question in my mind is whether Georgia would have entered. I think it would have been LSU, OSU, OU, and V-Tech. So I guess USC would NOT have gotten in. It wouldn't have surprised me to see USC jump either V-Tech or OU though.

Even with this scenario, there's a problem: Do you put in a Georgia squad who didn't even win the division within the conference over others who outright won their conferences? And as you can see from above, who are the four who go? You have heavyweight conference winners being left out. If we're going to do a playoff format, then Hawaii should have been in. Granted, knowing what we know now, we'll say that's stupid, but fair's fair and going to a playoff format means you gotta put in an undefeated mid major and let them prove themselves.
 

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