The BCS National Championship Game is the shining star of college football. Sure, there’s still plenty of glamor in the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, and the Fiesta Bowl, but let’ s face it, when a college football team sets out on a season they’re looking for the chance to allow their fans to line up for BCS National Championship Game tickets. It’s just a fact. But the BCS plays a role in all the biggest college bowl game.
Indications are that some change is in the wind. Reports are leaking out that the BCS is tossing out the idea that they would be interested in putting on only the BCS National Championship Game and letting the rest of it revert back to arrangements between conference. A move like that could put every bowl game up for grabs until the dust settled.
This is probably a reaction to the whole college football playoff idea. But let’s imagine that it was to happen and every single college bowl game was now free to re-align themselves with any college football conference in the country. Would the Sugar Bowl stick with the SEC? The Rose Bowl could take anyone? How would that work out? And with the big names jumping from conference to conference now, who would end up with the best lineup in the country? And what would that make the college football scene look like 10 years from now?