Friday, June 29, 2012

BCS’ Bill Hancock on selecting the selectors (Audio)

“This committee will be I think modeled in the large part after the NCAA sports committees. They do that pretty well. Of course every one of those committees is subject to contention to controversy every year to soccer to tennis to basketball. They’re all the same. I expected this to be made up primarily of current administrators like the NCAA committees. I expect the number to be somewhere between 10 and 20, maybe toward the middle of that number. Every conference to have a representative. Then maybe some at larger representatives to fill in and then … what criteria they use?

“This is pretty broad, but it makes sense. Win-loss record. Who did you play? Where did you play them? How did you do? What’s your schedule strength? What about head-to-head? What about common opponents? Injuries? Yeah we lost to ‘State University’ but our quarterback was hurt that day. We won the rest of our games and he’s back. All kind of common sense things that folks use to evaluate team is what this committee will use.”

Via the Dan Patrick Show.

I don’t know where others stand, but I am becoming less and less impressed with this whole selection committee thing as time goes on. The more we learn about it, the more subjective and qualitative the process becomes.

Bring back the BCS rankings.

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Ellis Hardy said...

It seems painfully obvious to me:

1. Use current BCS rankings formula
2. Hold all conference title games the week after the final regular season game
3. Bye week after conference titles
4. #1 hosts #4 and #2 hosts #3
5. Winners go to BCS title game and losers become eligible for selection to BCS bowl games

Of course, what do I know? I'm just some guy that likes college football.

Bama McKluskey said...

Well, everybody got what they wanted....And as usual they never thought about the unintended consequences....