Last rites for the BCS

One might argue that the outgoing BCS format cost two-time champion Alabama shot at a three-peat,...

One might argue that the outgoing BCS format cost two-time champion Alabama shot at a three-peat, which they would have had in the semifinal/final format being brought in next year. (Getty Images)

Rob Longley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:50 AM ET

For some, the celebration following Monday’s NCAA championship game at the historic Rose Bowl stadium will feel like a wake.

 

For others, death to the Bowl Championship Series will be cause for a celebration.

Love it or loathe it, the most unique forum for declaring a champion in major North American sport will be put to rest in the shadow of the San Gabriel mountains following the clash between No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn.

After 16 years of bringing a semblance of structure to determining the champions of big-time college football, a true playoff format will debut next year.

Other than for self-professed purists who probably would have resisted the introduction of the forward pass if they were griping back in the day, it can’t come soon enough. College football is too big and too complicated a beast to have computers and voters play such a significant role in declaring a champion.


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