Posts Tagged ‘BCS Bowl Realignment’

Turn and Face the Strain: More Plus-One Thoughts

Posted by    |    January 8th, 2012 at 5:30 am

Frank the Tank does a nice job below informing our Dallas, DFW and Texas audiences what is going on in the BCS Bowl alignment.  We encourage you to take a look and learn what “Plus One” means.

As we approach this year’s national championship game along with record low TV ratings for the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl, the conversation around college football regarding massive changes to the current BCS system continues to heat up.  SEC commissioner Mike Slive, who had presented a top 4 seeded plus-one proposal in 2008, has explicitly stated that he “does not think those changes are going to be tweaks.” Plugged-in Andy Staples from Sports Illustrated predicts that the conferences will agree upon a plus-one system and the elimination of automatic qualifying status for conferences this year.  We have recently discussed various plus-one proposals here and here, while Inside the Shoe attempts to project what bowl tie-ins would look like if and when AQ status is eliminated.  Some takeaways and predictions: