Con to the question "Should college football replace the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) with a playoff system?"
"College football is more successful and more popular, more thrilling and more enjoyable than ever. Attendance, TV viewership, fan interest and revenues are at record highs. Any playoff scheme would jeopardize this great success, while threatening the wonderful and unique nature of the bowls...
A bracket-style playoff wouldn't end the debate, it would only fuel it. Advocates of a hypothetical playoff can't agree on how to resolve key playoff questions: who, what, where and when...
In every sport, brackets began with a few teams. Then schools felt slighted, and so the brackets grew to accommodate more teams. And grew and grew and grew. It is known as 'bracket creep.' The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship started with eight teams. It's now 65, and some college officials want to expand beyond that... Think about what bracket creep would do to college football: it would greatly diminish the importance of the regular season, and would forever change the bowl system."
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"The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a five-game showcase of college football [formed in 1998]. It is designed to ensure that the two top-rated teams in the country meet in the national championship game, and to create exciting and competitive matchups among eight other highly regarded teams in four other bowl games...
The five bowl games are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the FedEx Orange Bowl, the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi, the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game that is played at one of the bowl sites.
The BCS is not an entity. Instead, it is an event managed by the 11 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conferences -- all of them 'BCS Conferences' -- and the University of Notre Dame. The conferences are Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt, Pacific-10, Southeastern and Western Athletic."
"BCS Background," bcsfootball.org, Jan. 21, 2010
"The BCS allows for preserving the significance of the regular season, which is the most meaningful in sports. It also maintains the bowl system to the benefit of dozens of universities each year."
"Bowl Championship Series FAQ," bcsfootball.org, Jan. 21, 2010
Five-game showcase of college football
11 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and the University of Notre Dame
Unknown ($228 million paid to colleges and universities for the 2008-2009 season)