Boycott the BCS?
Bill James, the famed writer of baseball books, suggests we do just that
In truth, my objections to the system are a little different than Stern's. His biggest objection, I think, is No. 4 above—that the BCS system is used to justify something that should not be justified. To me, the deal-breaker is No. 3—the imposition on the computer rankings of irrational rules that essentially guarantee the failure of the process.
James is spot-on there. He points out that due to complaints about teams running up the score, the computer rankings are forbidden to take into account the scores of games, or even which team was at home. That's insane. There are ways to adjust for runaway scores, but to treat a 21-20 loss on the road as the same thing as a 57-14 loss at home is ridiculous.
Labels: Bill James, College Football