You know how much I love the BCS, right? It's times like these, March Madness, that I really start to miss that convoluted, nonsensical, arbitrary system for determining a National Champion. This tournament, which pits teams head-to-head so that the champion can be determined on the court seems so...boring.
So I started thinking...what if the BCS ran college basketball as well as college football? What kind of post-season exhibition games that mean nothing would we have to look forward to? And who would play in the BCS National Championship Game?
First, some ground rules...
- We'll use the 2011-2012 bowl game schedule.
- Same rules as football, BCS Conference champions get auto-BCS bids. At-large bids determined by any non-BCS teams highly ranked and remaining at-large teams.
- I will try my best to stick to bowl-conference affiliations.
- Mid-Major bowl affiliations will be re-imagined amongst the different conferences in basketball.
- Keep the same order in which the bowls are played.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, N.M.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans, LA
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl, St. Petersburg, FL
South Florida Bulls (20-13) vs.
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, CA
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, HI
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA
Little Caesars Bowl, Detroit, MI
Belk Bowl, Charlotte, NC
Military Bowl, Washington, D.C.
Holiday Bowl, San Diego, CA
Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, FL
Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Dallas, TX
New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY
Music City Bowl, Nashville, TN
Insight Bowl, Tempe, Ariz.
Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl, Houston, TX
Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
TicketCity Bowl, Dallas, TX
Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL
Capital One Bowl, Orlando, FL
Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Tostitos Fiesta, Glendale, AZ
Sugar, New Orleans, LA
Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX
BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham, AL
GoDaddy.com, Mobile, AL
BCS Championship Game, Miami, Fla.
Reminder: As dumb as this all way, remember, this is exactly how we determine our football national champion.