BCS Controversy (Related Stories)

BCS Controversy stories in the SI Vault

It's Debatable By Tim Layden, January 12, 1998 Is college football better off with whimsical polls and co-champs like Michigan and Nebraska than with the vagaries of a playoff system?

All Is Not Yet Lost By Ivan Meisel, October 5, 1998 Thanks to the new bowl formula, teams with one defeat need not give up their title dreams.

Compute This By Ivan Meisel, December 11, 2000 The BCS crunched the numbers, and the result was controversy.

We're No. 1* By Phil Taylor, December 15, 2003 *But not playing in the BCS title game. Why top-ranked USC got shafted and how the absurd system of deciding the national champion can be fixed

Indisputably Perfect By Lars Anderson, January 14, 2005 BCS be damned: These Tigers made the case that 13 and 0 adds up to No. 1.

B Is For BCS Buster By Phil Taylor, November 13, 2006 Taking a lead from its entrepreneurial, garment-crocheting tailback, Boise State may be just three victories away from securing a spot in one of the five biggest bowls.

Ka-ching! Ka-ching! By Terry McDonell, December 01, 2008 How Do You Spell BCS?

Leveling The Playing Field By Senator Orrin Hatch, July 06, 2009 The case for congressional hearings into the BCS.

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