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tsufl
04-28-2005, 12:33 PM
I found this today off of the Gainesville Sun Gator Sports website.
http://gatorsports.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050428/GATORS01/50428013



PHOENIX - The Bowl Championship Series is opening up its automatic bids to all Division I-A conferences, starting with the 2007 season, and under a new plan the leagues will now be judged from top to bottom.
Currently, only the six conferences that formed the BCS could earn an automatic bid to college football's four major bowl games, including the national title game.
The previous standard for holding on to automatic qualification was based on the average BCS standings finish over a four-year period of a conferences' top team in the rankings. That will still be a factor, but not the only one.
''In addition, we will look at a conference's overall strength,'' BCS coordinator Kevin Weiberg said Wednesday, the final day of meetings with officials from 11 major college football conferences and Notre Dame's athletic director.
The BCS will also take into account the number of teams in a conference that finish in the BCS top 25 over a four-year period.
In addition, there is a proposed appeals process if a conference doesn't match up with the others under the new formula but still believes it belongs in the BCS.
''We're set through the first two years (2005-06) of the new agreement, with the same six conferences having the automatic-qualification berths,'' said Weiberg, the Big 12 commissioner. ''This evaluation will then occur, and it could change for the final two years of this new agreement.''
The BCS signed a four-year deal with Fox to televise the Sugar, Fiesta and Orange bowls from 2007-10 and the national title game from 2007-09. The Rose Bowl has its own television deal with ABC.
Weiberg said the new evaluation system could lead to more - or less - automatic bids.
The Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-10, Southeastern, Atlantic Coast and Big East champions have had automatic entry into the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls since the BCS was implemented in 1998.
Other standards were set to allow teams from outside the BCS conferences to qualify automatically, but not until last year when Utah earned a spot in the Fiesta Bowl had a team from outside one of the big six conferences played in the BCS.
The BCS also decided to expand to five games last year. Starting with the 2006 season, 10 teams will qualify for the BCS, with the top two meeting in a newly created championship game to be played a week after the four major bowls.
The addition of another game and the new evaluation process for automatic entry were prompted by protests from the five lower-revenue conferences - such as the Mountain West, where Utah plays, and Conference USA - that the BCS was unfairly shutting out dozens of schools.
Of the original six BCS conferences, the Big East would appear to be most affected by the changes. The league lost Miami and Virginia Tech last season to the ACC; Boston College follows this year. However, the addition of Louisville this year, along with South Florida and Cincinnati, should help the Big East's chances of keeping its elite status.
Weiberg said Louisville, which finished 10th in the BCS standings last year while playing in C-USA, will be included in the Big East's evaluation and should help the league retain its bid.
''The reason for that is that we're trying to get an assessment looking forward of the prospective strength of the conference, even though it will be based on past performance,'' Weiberg said.
Beginning in 2006, Notre Dame will earn an automatic BCS berth with a top eight ranking in the final standings, Weiberg said. Also, under a new arrangement, Notre Dame is now guaranteed BCS money every season - even when they don't play in a game.In the past, Notre Dame would receive upward of $14 million when they played in a BCS game, but nothing if they didn't.
The proposal and others developed in Phoenix are subject to review by an 11-person committee formed by university presidents. Weiberg said that would be done in a teleconference call on May 12.
He said athletic directors will do more teleconferencing and possibly have one more meeting to fine-tune proposals - especially the makeup of the replacement poll to take the place of The AP poll in the new BCS standings formula.
The new poll will not be unveiled until June at the earliest.

Some how I think we all know that "non=BCS schools" will still get screwed by the system. Also, why are they giving money to effing NOTRE DAME!?! ND thinks they are so much better than everyone else that they dont have to join a confrence, but then they want the same deal that schools affiliated with a conf. get. Please note, that when a team from say... the SEC goes to a bowl game the money they win gets shared by all of said conf. member schools. That said, since ND isnt in a conf. they get no money when they dont play in a bowl game. Now they get money for doing nothing and when they do get to a BCS game or anyother bowl game they dont have to share a single dime with anyone else. My thought on this is what about NAVY, ARMY (back to being an INDY this year) and any one else who may be an INDY get? I feel I can rest assured that the middies and the cadets dont get 14Million! Why should ND be any different? If those A-holes want BCS money they should JOIN A CONFRENCE and quit being "were better than you" b*tches! Hell they havent done anything since Holtz left!

TU/JSU Fan
04-28-2005, 04:38 PM
I agree with you. ND should join a conference or shut the hell up.

I have never liked ND and now I really don't like them. This whole we deserve the money is BS. They should earn that BCS money by making a game (which they can't do because they suck now).

Michael

TSUWhiner
04-28-2005, 07:04 PM
Dont get me started on ND..Im tired of seeing this @sses on CBS every f-ing fall?!?! arent you?!?!? what makes them think everyone in america want to see that f-up team?!?!?! Then what really set me off is in 2001 when Regis Phillpiss spouts his mouth off about his team..then bashes us on his show. I hope ND losses every game this fall. There are three teams I hate in this country...thats Alas**t, AuoverratedweplayI-AAcrapteamsandhaveaparadeforbeing#2burn, and Notre S**T

Whiner

GO Trojans!

tsufl
04-28-2005, 10:17 PM
Whiner,
I agree 100% with your feelings in your statement above. One small correction though ND plays on NBC. F*ck Rudy while were at it.

TSUWhiner
04-28-2005, 11:40 PM
Dude I rolled on the floor when I saw your comment!!! hahahaha screw ND..screw Regis..and Screw RUDY..bunch of idiots at Notre *uck!