Okay, we all agree. The BCS sucks. It doesn't determine the true two best teams. And no measurement can accurately determine the two best teams year in, year out.
So how shall we improve the method to determine a college football national champion? Maybe replace it with a classic bracket. How about add one more game? Perhaps we simply leave the BCS alone. Or something completely outrageous?
There's only one way to find out. Let's see if the BCS can be overcome the opposition by using the contender's core postseason mechanism: the seeded bracket.
As I've said, I like the system because of the Global Thermonuclear War chaos it causes. And without it, we don't have a magical 2007 Fiesta Bowl.
2. 8-team playoff
The most sensible number of playoff entrants. Beyond that you're often looking at three-loss teams.
3. "Plus-one" game
A bit ridiculous, because in a year such as this one you have more than four legitimate national championship arguments, but it's one of the more talked about — and even more important, realistic — solutions.
4. 16-team playoff
Now you're getting into more of a December Madness feel. Plus it mirrors the Championship Subdivision almost perfectly. Sixteen teams also enables the chance for a team from each conference...
5. 32-team playoff
...Whereas a system with thirty-two teams enables the chance for Michigan to participate every year.
6. One team per conference
And none more, which would likely eliminate teams like Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona State. Plus, it's only 11 schools — 12 if you want to include the top indie team. So there are first round byes.
7. No championship game
You know, before the BCS, we just had bowl games. That wasn't so bad in hindsight, now was it?
8. 64-team playoff
UTTER MADNESS! Also, if it must mirror the NCAA basketball tournament, I'm not opposed to Appalachian State-Delaware being the play-in game.