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A College Football Playoff?

Every year thousands of NCAA division one football players shed blood, tears, and sweat with the goal of reaching a championship bowl game. Unfortunately, roughly half of all of these football players never make it close to contention for one of the top four prestigious bowls that make up the Bowl Championship Series. This series was created to ensure a true national championship game and place all the major conference champions in major bowls. At the same time, all small conference schools are faced with the predicament of playing in lesser bowls in the end of the season regardless of the level of success they attain. The national television exposure and the millions of dollars that come with a major bowl are taken away due to the size of a school. Non-BCS conference schools are subjected to deficits in spending and cannot recruit the best players, leaving them on an uneven playing field. These small schools deserve an equal opportunity at playing in major money making bowls and the national exposure that comes along with it. There should be a post season playoff for NCAA division one football. With more than one hundred colleges participating in division one football every year, the NCAA was facing many problems regarding post season play in the late 1990s. The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula was adopted in 1998 as a method to ensure that the top two teams play for the national championship (Dienhart 1). The BCS criteria consists of four major components: subjective polls of the writers[...] and coaches[...], computer rankings[...], schedule strength and team record (Dienhart and Huguenin 38). Point totals [are] awarded for each category, with teams ranked in descending order based on fewest points. (Dienhart and Huguenin 38). The BCS encompasses the four major bowls: Rose, Sugar, Orange, and Fiesta (Barrett 55). According to an article published in the USA Today: Six conference champs-Atlantic Coast Conferenc...

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