"Dodd Plan".....Horrible IdeaApril 27, 2012 7:29 pm
It doesn't matter which plan is selected, it is LIMITED to only 4 teams/schools.
That was the whole idea in December Dream . . . Qualifying for the Final BCS Rankings was to let at least as many as 70 [35 bowls] teams/schools participate.
By letting even those who were perceived to be in the "hunt" for a better Bowl, play a game with another team/school that is ranked next to them, and let the winners go up a rank or two, and the losers will lose a rank or two. It is one way to negate some of the "subjective" voting, and maybe really demonstrate that the subjective voting is not necessairily the gospel as to the best teams/schools.
This scenario would not only let the teams/schools settle it on the field, but would eliminate one of the OutOfConference games, hopefully the one against Our Lady of the Poor. And after this round of the 12th regular season game with unscheduled opponets, based on the rankings, we might see a significant difference in the Strength Of Schedule factor that seems to always be a point of contention with respect to the question, " well who did they play?"
By having only 4 teams/schools in the mix, this system will not be taking the advantage of having a perfect opportunity to allow all the teams/schools to participate in the Bowl selection process with an opportunity to cash in on a $2mil bowl rather than only getting to a $750,000 bowl.
And after all is completed in the December Dream . . . scenario, we would have better bowl matches, more interaction between teams/schools that are closer in the rankings, and eliminate the 35 to 45 day wait between games, as all teams/schools would have ended the regular season within 4 days of each other, and they would not have to wait more than 7 to 17 days before their Bowl appearance.
And in the end, we would have the best week of football games that we would have never had the foresightedness to have scheduled!