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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The BCS recently announced its new standings formula and association with the Harris Interactive College Football Poll. While it is being touted by the BCS as a bold new step toward determining who will be eligible to compete for the national championship, it is, for all intents and purposes, the same indecipherable and impractical methodology that is already in place.

It's change for the sake of change. However, even with this change, the formula still falls somewhere between "Things That Should Be Mauled By Godzilla" and "Things That Should Be Urinated On."

How does a 114-member panel of "insiders" and "authorities" make the BCS any better? The answer is simple: it doesn't.

Don't believe me? Read the follow quote from the College Football News story:

“The addition of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll allows us to continue with the BCS formula as it existed in 2004,” said BCS Coordinator and Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg.
So what's the point in the change? Isn't the point of change to make something better; to evolve into something closer to perfection?

I'm not even floating the "p" word because that'll never happen. All I'm saying is that if you want to utilize experts on college football, the BCS should maximize their talents and not limit their ability by forcing them to acquiesce to a standings system that is fundamentally inappropriate.

If you're a fan of Kirk Herbstreit, you should be aware that Herbie has been floating this idea of a panel of experts for quite some time. His proposition, however, allowed for this panel to work independent of the BCS to make rankings determinations and the like. The BCS has taken a square deal proposed by Herbstreit and managed to shove it into a round abyss.

What a waste.

Even with the 11 D-1A receiving "reliable" representation.

How much longer will it take for the BCS to realize that reasonable college football fans will not stand for this kind of abuse of power? It's time to wipe the makeup off this pig and slaughter it.

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