Jason you may be right but I bet if Florida wins that they do not win it outright. I bet you the Boise State gets a few first place votes!!!
Say what you want but they deserve a few.
Personally I bet that Florida will not get within 21 of Ohio State at the end 42-21 Ohio State!
Don't get me wrong, I hate the BCS with a passion. I, like most rational college football fans, favor a playoff. Hell, If I-AA, II, and III can manage a playoff - why not Division I? I'll tell you why - the Bowls are a racket. Almost as bad as the Oil ty**CENSORED**s. They have the NCAA brainwashed into believing there's no money in a playoff - at least not the kinda of money the bowls bring to schools. (Nevermind the fact that the NCAA Tournament in Basketball is nearly just as lucrative).
You don't have to scrap the bowl system.
You can use the bowls for the playoffs if you want. Top 8 teams selected by a selection committee - BCS if it has to be. #1 vs. #8 in the Fiesta Bowl, #2 v #7 in the Outback Bowl, #3 v. #6 in the Capital One Bowl, #4 v 5 in the Orange Bowl - Final Four - 1/8 vs. 4/5 in the Sugar, 2/7 vs. 3/6 in the Rose Bowl - Championship - Played in the Fiesta Bowl as the true NCAA National Championship Game...
It rotates every year. The top 8 teams in the country get the shot...I think its fair. You can have provisions like "Team must win their conference to participate in the tournament - unless they're an independent - like ND".
As for Florida and OSU...maybe I'm wrong, maybe OSU wipes the floor with the Gators - however - remember this - for 50 days, the Gators have been hearing about how great OSU is. For 50 days, Florida's defensive coordinator Charlie Strong has been in the lab study every weakness (if any) OSU has. For 50 days Urban Meyer has been in the lab dissecting the OSU defense (which, btw, is not elite). Of course, Tressel has been afforded the same opportunity, but for all this time, everyone has gone on about how the Gators don't belong in this game.
Florida has faced and beaten 4 teams in the top 15. Florida's only loss came on the road against one of the top teams in the country and by a disputed call. Florida has played two games since OSU last took the field against Michigan.
Speaking of Michigan - that was the only team OSU faced in the top 15 this year - and they nearly beat OSU IN Columbus.
Michigan's defense is not even close to Florida's in terms of playmakers and team speed.
Not to mention (and bare with me here), Florida beat Florida State on the road, who beat UCLA handidly in their bowl game...UCLA beat USC - who just handed Michigan their ass in the Rose Bowl
Bottom-line, Florida is battle-tested, fresher, has the athletes to compete, and has a big chip on their shoulder. Plus, Urban is a frakking genius, give him 50 days to prepare for ANYONE...
Next Monday, I truly believe Florida shocks the world.