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    Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    Real interesting article about how the idea of eliminating the BCS conference's AQ status' is being thrown around. Top 10 teams in the BCS would make it clear cut regardless of conference. I'm not quite sure what to think about this. One the one hand, I really wouldn't enjoy seeing 3 or 4 $EC teams in the BCS every year, but on the other hand it'd be good for a objective criteria to determine who makes the BCS instead of the size of a fanbase.

    In the end, I can't really see it happening since the Big East and ACC probably won't go for it. Neither would the Rose bowl committee.

    If it did end up happening, it'd really remove the motivation for schools like Boise or Air Force to go to the Big East.

    B12 commish senses big change in BCS - CBSSports.com

    There is growing support toward eliminating automatic qualifier status in the next evolution of college football’s postseason according to Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas.
    The concept has been discussed informally among the game’s power brokers and would represent a fundamental shift in the way the sport’s postseason is administrated. Neinas supports the change because he said eliminating the so-called “AQ” status would slow or stop conference realignment.
    “I think there is growing sentiment to eliminate the automatic qualification part of the BCS,” Neinas told CBSSports.com this week. “You can see what’s happening. They [conferences] are gerrymandering all over the place under the intent to maintain an automatic qualification. History has shown you don’t need that if you are qualified.”

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    Neinas also said he senses “strong sentiment” for conferences to remain with current membership until 2013. That would mean Syracuse and Pittsburgh would remain in the ACC, Missouri and Texas A&M would remain in the Big 12 and West Virginia and TCU would remain in the Big East.



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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    I just don't see it as the main driver behind re-alignment.

    Money and tv deals are. That's the sole motivator in the whole rabbit race.


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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    I am not sure how I feel for something like that to happen. I think you need to automatic bids in college football, because perception is everything.



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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    i love the idea but it has to suck for big 10 fans



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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    If it did end up happening, it'd really remove the motivation for schools like Boise or Air Force to go to the Big East.
    I don't know... Teams (and conferences) will still want to be in a position to make as much cash as possible and you're not going to do that in the MWC.



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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    I just don't see it as the main driver behind re-alignment.

    Money and tv deals are. That's the sole motivator in the whole rabbit race.
    Maybe chasing after AQ status is the prime motivator for some of the smaller schools to move, like TCU or Boise State. But for the teams that moved between BCS conferences recently (Miami, VTech, BC, NU, CU, Pitt, Syracuse, TAMU, MU), I think you're right...it's been for the money and the exposure.



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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    I think every current BCS conference Champion deserves to play in a BCS bowl and I don't care how bad the conference is. How many times have we seen thing happen that weren't supposed to? WIll the BCS be willing to also remove the maximum of two teams/conference in BCS bowls as well? They better be. That in itself creates a problem. I actually like the system the way it is. It seems to create so really good games and we have yet to have a national champion without great evidence they are the best in the land.


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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    Neinas supports the change because he said eliminating the so-called “AQ” status would slow or stop conference realignment.
    It's a little late for that....


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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post

    B12 commish senses big change in BCS - CBSSports.com


    Neinas also said he senses “strong sentiment” for conferences to remain with current membership until 2013. That would mean Syracuse and Pittsburgh would remain in the ACC, Missouri and Texas A&M would remain in the Big 12 and West Virginia and TCU would remain in the Big East.
    Syracuse and Pitt can't REMAIN in the ACC. TCU never played in Big East. A&M is gone for next season. Teams still up in the air are WVU, Pitt and Syracuse to remain in Big East and Mizzou to remain in Big 12



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    Re: Eliminating BCS AQ status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    I think every current BCS conference Champion deserves to play in a BCS bowl and I don't care how bad the conference is. How many times have we seen thing happen that weren't supposed to? WIll the BCS be willing to also remove the maximum of two teams/conference in BCS bowls as well? They better be. That in itself creates a problem. I actually like the system the way it is. It seems to create so really good games and we have yet to have a national champion without great evidence they are the best in the land.
    I rather see the mwc champ at least play a good bcs then a big east school getting killed.



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