WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Barton is taking aim at a BCS system he says "consistently misfires."
The Ennis Republican says he plans to introduce legislation
today to force college football to adopt a playoff system to
determine the national champion.
The ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce
Committee didn't specify what sort of playoff he wants - only that
the BCS should go.
He says the bill is being co-sponsored by House Democrat Bobby
Rush of Illinois and Michael McCaul, a Republican whose district
extends from suburban Austin to suburban Houston.
The BCS was created in 1998 by the six most powerful
conferences. Since then, the system has been tweaked to make it
easier for teams from smaller conferences to qualify for the top
games. The sites for the four BCS bowls - the Rose, Orange, Sugar
and Fiesta - take turns hosting a championship game between the top
two teams in the BCS standings.
This season, 12-1 Florida and 12-1 Oklahoma will meet in the BCS
title game January 8th in Miami.
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