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Ryan JerzyJerzy 1
Cady
English 103
26 May 2003

"NCAA Football Playoff System"

Thesis: The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula has been used to determine the top twenty-five teams in NCAA Division I college since 1998. Many think this system is inadequate and should be changed. The alternative is a playoff system that would give more of the top teams a chance to be named the NCAA football National Champion.

I.BCS formula
A.Computers
1.Where they're from
2.How they work
B.Polls
1.Where they're from
2.How they work
C.Schedule strength
D.Team losses
E. Putting the formula together

II.Why the BCS formula should be changed
A.BCS is inadequate
1.How it's unfair
2.Problems within
B.Give top teams a chance
C.Fans, players, and coaches views

III.Playoff format
A.Determining teams playoff seed
1.BCS formula
2.Conference leaders
B.How playoff would work
1.8 team playoff
2.16 team playoff
C.Why a playoff would be better

Jerzy 2

"NCAA Football Playoff System"

The end of the NCAA Division I college football seasons is near and there are still five undefeated teams in the nation, how can five teams play for top honors in the sport? The answer is easy, a football playoff system to crown the champion. The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula has been used to determine the top twenty-five teams in NCAA Division I college since 1998. Many think this system is inadequate and should be changed. The alternative is a playoff system that would give more of the top teams a chance to be named the NCAA football national champion. A playoff system would give the NCAA Division I football postseason a little more than twenty meaningless bowl games and a national championship game to wrap up the season, but to get to that I should first explain how the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula works to determine the top twenty-five teams in the nation.

First there are eight computers that are used in...