The second point (then I'll stop with this really long post), is that when you look back has there ever been a year in the BCS when you can look at the top 8 and LEGITIMATLY think the #4,5,6,7 or 8 team had a claim that they were the best in the country? I am not talking about a #8 team that MAY have been able to pull an upset. I mean a #8 team that would give a top 2 team a run no matter when or where they played. As much as people complain the BCS has crowned the most deserving team MOST of the time. I agree that our current system is not perfect, but a playoff would be terrible for college football. The only system I could get behind is a +1 system. Then the top 4 could have a shot (even though as I said before there has yet to be a situation where the #4 team really deserved it). If you go back and look at any year it becomes clear that usually only the top 2 deserves a shot at the title, but occasionally a third does ( for example Auburn or CU in 2001). A plus one would account for those situations when a third team has a legitimate chance without taking away much from the regular season. Of course if you allow 4 teams to play, inevitably the 5 team will complain they deserve a shot too. I think the issue is the last team that gets shut out, be it in the current system, a +1 or playoff bracket, will be upset they got left out. Sorry about the novel I wrote but hope you all enjoyed my rambling. Let me know your thoughts on a playoff, +1 system or keeping the BCS as is.