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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:15 pm 
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With the AP pulling out of the BCS, I came up with an idea for a replacement poll. The idea would be to have a contest for the person who could predict the winners of the most games. When a contestant registers his (or her) picks for all the games that week, they would be asked to give their top 25 picks in order. The poll would be taken for those that got the most games right. Each week would have a different set of pollsters. There are many AP people who do NOT keep up with all the games. This way you would have people who were interested in ALL the games. The prize(s) would be paid for by a sponsor who would advertise on the site.

A second option would be to predict the spread of the games. This way the pollsters would have to have a real knowledge of the teams. A cutoff would be set so that the winners (pollsters) would have to beat the Vegas spread.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:55 pm 
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NCAA WON'T step in. There is too much risk of the big conferences leaving the NCAA. They are already fairly unhappy about the bb tourney.

There was an interesting article in a sports almanac in the early 90s. There was some momentum for a playoff. Then an FSU player on one of the panels exploring this asked how much of this huge windfall would go to the players. The SEC voted unanimously to oppose a playoff the next day.

There is more money with a playoff. But control of that money is an issue that is very important to the Big 10 and SEC.

When the BCS was being re-signed, the Texas AD (Big 12 is the lone conference in favor of a playoff) was quoted as saying that some people who wouldn't even listen before were at least willing to hear what they had to say. There seems to be a slow movement. I think maybe the embarrassing situation with the basketball players and the push toward re-emphasizing academics there has caused some push back against a playoff.

I think the bowls will lead the push to a playoff. The BCS is going to slowly kill the bowls who aren't the championship game. Having the championship game a week later, IMO, will seriously hurt the interest on January 1. In any event, the process won't miss that much w/o the Big 10 and Pac 10. They will join eventually.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:04 pm 
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The AP has made more mistakes than the BCS ever could.

The BCS at least contains some objectivity; the AP proves year and year out that it has none.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:31 pm 
The BCS is a compilation of several variants of subjectivity...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:06 pm 
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The BCS schools will not share money with the Sun Belt,MAC or WAC.If there are good teams in CUSA or the MWC they get into the BCS.


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