Mountain West Says BCS Football Ranking System is Unfair – Submitted Eight Team Playoff Proposal
In March 2009, the Mountain West Conference submitted a plan to Congress for an eight team playoff. The Mountain West has been particularly vocal this off season, on the heels of Utah going undefeated for the second time in the last four years and not having an opportunity to play for the National Championship. The Mountain West’s plan would use the four current BCS bowls: the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, and Orange as quarterfinal games for an eight team playoff. The eight teams that qualified for these four bowls would all be in the hunt for the national championship.
The plan would also dismantle the BCS ranking formula. It would instead create a twelve member selection committee that would select the teams for the tournament, similar to how college basketball uses a selection committee.
Utah was one of the first benefactors of the new 2005 Bowl Championship แทงบอลชุด ufabet Series changes to add a fifth BCS game, and they are hoping to enact even greater changes with this new plan. Utah finished the 2005 season undefeated and was one of the first “BCS Busters” or teams that made the BCS from outside of the six BCS conferences. In 2005, the Bowl Championship Series added a fifth BCS game to allow ten teams to participate instead of the previous eight. The BCS used the same four bowls but added a National Championship Game, which would rotate between the four sites and be played a week later.
Utah went undefeated again in 2008, and demolished Alabama, which spent several weeks at number one, in the Sugar Bowl. In 2005, Utah was happy to be included in the BCS at all, but there latest undefeated season has lead their conference to bring an antitrust lawsuit against the Bowl Championship Series.