College football season is over. Alabama destroyed LSU for the BCS championship and everybody still hates the system. Most fans and many commentators would agree we need a playoff.
Here’s a quick proposal.
Keep the current BCS bowl format as the quarterfinals. Keep the rule that only two teams at most from each conference can be represented in the big bowls. The winners of the four big bowls (Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, and Orange) then meet a week later at neutral site for the semifinals, the seeding to be determined by the AP poll rating.
Highest seed plays lowest and middle seeds play each other.
The next week, the winners of the semifinals play in the national championship game.
Perfect, no. It keeps the bowl system intact and it only allows 8 teams to have a shot at the national title. It also may exclude smaller conferences from national title contention. But it would be a lot better than what we have now.