Nine Conference Games Makes BCS Sense

One of the worst issues that occurred in college football was in 2004 that saw Auburn run the table only to be left out of the national title game. It would be determined that both the Tigers schedule and low starting position were keys to this single event that kept the SEC from a fifth BCS Crown in the nine championship games now played.
One of the worst issues that occurred in college football was in 2004 that saw Auburn run the table only to be left out of the national title game. It would be determined that both the Tigers schedule and low starting position were keys to this single event that kept the SEC from a fifth BCS Crown in the nine games now played.
After investigating this, it was both true on the surface, and underneath as well. Yet, it could have been avoided down in Toomer’s Corner with scheduling the main focus. Exactly how did the PAC 10 jump so high in the math polls that it saw the SEC’s best team left behind and out.

Simple, the PAC 10 plays nine conference games, while the SEC plays only eight conference games during the new 12 game schedules. The plus one scenario has already taken place within the nine-conference game schedule that many have no clue about what is happening.

It used to be that the SEC formula was an eight game conference schedule with the three non-conference opponents. It was what got Tennessee ahead in the first BCS match up in 1998 by playing the big schools across the board, while losing only four games in a five year span.

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6/10/08