Thursday, June 23, 2005

New BCS football poll almost ready (article)

They are at it again:

College football commissioners all but declared victory Tuesday in their quest to create a new poll that can preserve the Bowl Championship Series.
They've found a big-name polling company, Harris, to run it, and they've found plenty of former college football insiders and current reporters and broadcasters willing to vote in it.
The AP announced in December that its poll could no longer be used in the BCS formula, and ESPN announced this month that it was withdrawing its sponsorship from the coaches' poll.
There will be no preseason poll. The first poll will be a few weeks into the season, and there will be weekly polls after that. Individual voters' ballots won't be made public except for their final pre-bowl poll. It has yet to be determined if there will be a post-bowl poll.

It is obvious that most people do not like the current college football post-season system. This new formula is an improvement, but it is still heading in the wrong direction. I think that the polling system is flawed, and in the end it will be abandoned in favor of the playoff system, it is just a matter of how much time it will take until it happens...
Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.

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