The second section of the BCS status report revealed Wednesday in Steve Wieberg's excellent USA Today story contains so much common sense that it seems impossible the plans could have been created by the same people who continue to outsource the postseason in the nation's second most popular sport. The section contains two variations on the same great idea: Outside of the national title discussion, set up an enlarged series (a 10-12 or 20-team system) of major bowls with the flexibility to make the most interesting matchups. Either of those plans would enhance the postseason for fans and for participating teams.
But, this being major college football, the commissioners in charge had to muck up the far more important first section -- the one marked Deciding the national champion. They lay out seven ideas for determining a champion. Six of them stink for one reason or another.