Around 2018-2019, after the new teams could be included in the FBS:
Major Rules Changes
1. Reduce the requirement for having a championship game from 12 to 10 teams in a conference.
2. Have the Mountain West Conference be a BCS conference.
Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, California, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa State, Colorado, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Texas
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Northwestern, Purdue, Notre Dame
Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina
Boston College, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Florida State, Maryland, Wake Forest, Duke, Miami-FL
Syracuse, Rutgers, South Florida, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Louisville, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, East Carolina, Central Florida, Memphis, Temple
Colorado State, Utah, Air Force, BYU, New Mexico, San Diego State, Wyoming, New TCU, UNLV, Fresno State, Boise State, Hawaii
Idaho, Nevada, San Jose State, Utah State, Idaho State, Cal Poly, Cal Davis, Montana, Eastern Washington, Montana State, Weber State, Portland State, Sacramento State, Northern Arizona
Middle Tennessee State, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Troy, LA-Lafayette, LA-Monroe, Troy, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, UAB, South Alabama, Western Kentucky
Ohio, Kent State, Akron, Toledo, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Ball State, Buffalo, Miami, Bowling Green, Youngstown State, Marshall
Army, Navy, Villanova, Delaware, Charlotte, UMASS, New Hampshire, Maine, Georgetown, Rhode Island
UTEP, SMU, New Mexico State, Houston, Rice, North Texas, Texas State, Sam Houston, TX – San Antonio, Lamar, Tulsa, Arkansas State
bold = new team
Bowl Championship Series Bowls:
Rose, Orange, Fiesta, Sugar, Citrus, Cotton
1. Award 7 Automatic Bids – conference champs:
Rose – Big 10 Champ, Pac 10 Champ
Fiesta – Mountain West champ
Sugar – SEC Champ
Cotton – Big 12 Champ
Orange – ACC Champ
Citrus – Big East Champ
2. Award the 5 remaining spots the following ways.
- The highest rated conference champ, if they finish in the Top 25 nationally, in the 5 non BCS conferences (WAC, SWC, Sun Belt, MAC, Northeast), gets an automatic bid.
- The remaining 4 or 5 spots are then determined on a straight ranking system – the highest 4-5 teams that are not conference champs get the at-large bids.
3. Play all the bowls, with all concluding by January 2.
4. After the bowls are completed, re-rank the teams and create an 8 team playoff as follows:
A. Award the six BCS bowl winners automatic bids and seed them 1-6 based on their final ranking.
B. Award the final two spots by awarding the highest rated two teams, provided they come out of the following categories:
1. Lost a BCS game but is still ranked in the Top 5.
2. Won a non BCS bowl and is ranked in the Top 25.
3. Seed them 7-8
1. The quarterfinals and finals are played at campus sites so as to give higher rated teams an advantage.
2. National Championship played at neutral site.
1. All the BCS bowls matter, not just one, in determining national title game. Due to at-large possibility in playoff, even non-BCS bowls matter -- this prevents a team getting screwed who didn't get get in the BCS but is still highly ranked.
2. Preserves bowl system.
3. Allows teams to schedule high profile non conference games as their conference record would matter more. Plus, the better teams you beat the higher you'd be ranked.
4. Max number of games teams would play would be 17 for two in national title game -- 12 reg season, conf champ, bowl game, 3 playoff games. Most would still play 12 or 13 as now.
Last edited by mizzoufan on Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.