Gaming the current BCS System
Posted: 03 December 2012 12:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Joined  2012-10-28

While we aren’t sure how much we will like BCS II we can all think of some pretty nasty reasons we don’t like the current BCS system.  How many times has K State been left out of the BCS because of the TV count in Michigan?

Well thankfully this year K State is in and its Oklahoma’s turn to get the bizarre treatment from the BCS.  But K State is still getting screwed by the BCS this year as a result of Oklahoma getting left out of the BCS.

Oklahoma playing in a BCS Bowl would have earned the Big 12 approximately $17 Million to $20 Million, and K State’s share of that would have been between $1.7 Million and $2 Million.

Here is how the latest BCS sham job went down;  In last weeks BCS rankings Northern Illinois was ranked 21.  In order for NIU to get a guaranteed BCS birth they had to be ranked #16 or higher.

5 Coaches took $20 Million from the Big 12 and gave it to the MAC by voting Northern Illinois substantially higher (14th) than their schedule merits.

Terry Bowden - Akron (MAC), Matt Campbell - Toledo (MAC), Dave Doeren - Northern Illinois (MAC)  Do ya think these 3 may have had a severe financial conflict of interest going on?

Brett Bielema - Wisconsin (Big 10) and Kyle Flood - Rutgers (Big East)

These 5 votes cost the Big 12 $17 Million to $20 Million (whatever the Sugar Bowl Payout is this year) and cost K State 10% of that.

It is encouraging to note that the Sugar Bowl beginning in 2014 solves part of this “congressional treatment”.  The Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl broadcast contracts are owned by the conferences not the BCS and therefore each Big 12 School is guaranteed a Sugar Bowl Broadcast rights payout of $4 Million in years the Sugar Bowl does not host a Semi Final.  That will go a long way towards making up for nonsense like NIU in the BCS.

Posted: 03 December 2012 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Joined  2012-10-12

I agree.  That NIU thing was bizzaro.  More BCS nuttiness.

Posted: 03 December 2012 06:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Joined  2012-10-11

It’s a sham that OU was left out.  The coaches voting to push NIU high enough in the rankings had a direct financial reason to do so.  They lost to Iowa and barely escaped KU while the rest of their body of work was less then impressive!  If they end up winning(HUGE longshot) this is all for not but I imagine they are blown out of the water!


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