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The BCS has had a set of criteria in place for a mid major conference to earn an automatic berth into the BCS.  The current cycle which started in 2006 comes to a close in 2009. This looks at the performance of the East, MWC, and WAC against the criteria, the other majors, and each other, and investigates the merit of the MWC in its quest to earn an automatic BCS berth.
BCS Requirements All conferences are evaluated on 3 criteria each year over a 4 year interval.  The BCS is looking for a long term relationship with a conference, not a long term agreement with a 1 or 2 hit wonder.
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10. Stop the Clown Proposals
The BCS doesn't want any mid-major in their bowls.  The last proposal made the MWC rep look like a clown. It had no support outside his own conference.
The proposals can lead to changes detrimental to the mid majors.  If the change is based on a proposal originating from a mid major representative, the BCS insulates itself from the results.
During the last proposal from the mid majors the BCS did like the idea of doing away with the formula and moving to a selection board  - of their choosing.  The BCS was interested in the requirement a mid…
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7. Forget about a Mid Major Qualifying for an Auto Invite to the BCS
The BCS set 3 fair criteria:
1. Highest ranked team in the final BCS poll.  They want the conferences with an automatic bid to typically supply a big name program.
2. Average BCS ranking for all of the teams in a conference.  Having 1 or 2 big name programs won't cut it.
3. Average Conference Raking in the computer polls.  The question is a conference level question - this is the BCS factoring in SOS which comprises the bulk of the computer poll ranking.
The BCS looks at the above criteria over a 4 year…
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Maybe Hawkeyes can get a good bowl (BCS?) game if they can keep playing like they did in the PSU game? Hope they don't flame out.
hawksr1 09/29/09
89.5 HOURS UNTIL KICKOFF!!!!!!!!
buck-i-girl 09/01/09
EIGHT DAYS UNTIL KICKOFF!!!!!!!!! WOOT!!!!
buck-i-girl 08/28/09
invite me. i'm a big OSU fan. OH-IO!
collind47 11/28/08
Big Ten Football group died before we could get 100 members...
PackersLP21 10/04/08
FN was already dying... the format change just gave people a convenient time to say adios...
Prove It 09/21/08
The new FN screwed everything up.
PackersLP21 09/21/08

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