(Lincoln, NE) With the 2010 college football season now underway, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Harvey Perlman, chairman of the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee, revealed today the formulation of a bizarre new system to determine the NCAA Division I National Champion.
"This is pure genius," said Perlman. "Instead of arbitrarily choosing two teams to participate in a single game, after those teams sit idle for the entire month of December, we will choose a number of teams to play each other during that time, with the winners moving on to play each other. And then those winners would move on, etc., etc., until only two teams remain. The winner of the final game would then be crowned National Champion."
He continued, "Only teams with good records would be allowed to participate, thus providing an incentive for teams to play well."
Once the playoff teams are selected, Perlman and other committee members would create what they call "brackets," which would depict the various match-ups and potential outcomes.
Perlman believes that if successful, this type of playoff system might be applicable to other sports as well, at all levels.
"Particularly, I think that college basketball could really benefit from the 'bracket' scenario," he said.