LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Still angry over Michigan's exclusion from the BCS national title football game, a pair of state lawmakers are calling for a playoff system.
This is just a brief observation.
In 2003 I didn't hear anyone asking if #2 LSU was playing the right team in the National Championship. This was the year that LSU jumped USC in the polls after the SEC championship (all top 3 teams had 1 loss). Very similar situation to this years incident in the polls. USC complained, set up websites, and was eventually crowned national champions by the AP. Who did they play? #4 Michigian. I don't think Michigian realized that year they were playing for the National Championship, nor was it a game against the 2 best teams in the country. USC felt left out.
In 2004 I didn't hear anyone asking if USC was playing the right team in the National Championship, even thought USC, OU and #3 Auburn we all undefeated. Any person who watched Auburn that season could easily see they were a much tougher team then OU this season. Not to mention they posted the most difficult schedule that season. Auburn felt left out.
In 2005 it was hands down Texas v USC. No complaining. Penn State felt left out.
In 2006. hmm Looks like the same thing as in 2003. Ohio #1, Florida Jumps Michigian after SEC champion ship: florida #2 now, Michigian #3 and USC #5. Both USC and Michigian are playing in the Rose Bowl again. I wonder if it will be for another AP national title. Now Michigian feels left out.
Lawmakers need to learn that life isn't always fair and neither is college football. I won't be surprised if after the BCS contract is up that they try a different system. Face it, you can't have 3 teams on the same field and playing at the same time. Someone is always going to be left out.