Well that didn’t take long. Earlier this morning we suggested that the controversy surrounding the selection of Alabama to play in the BCS title game might lead a few more folks to start pushing the idea of a “plus one” plan for college football.
Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas has told ESPN’s Joe Schad: “The plus-one model has received consideration before. As a result of this year, I feel that consideration should become more serious as we move forward.”
Mike Slive actually put forward a plus-one idea earlier this decade. ACC commissioner John Swofford has also supported such an idea.
If enough traction is gained on the plus-one front, this bowl season could turn out to be the best of both worlds for SEC football fans. On the one hand, their league has already been guaranteed another national title. On the other, the LSU-Alabama rematch in this year’s BCS title game might push the sport toward a Football Final Four type of set-up involving the four highest-ranked teams in the BCS standings.
If that happens, most folks south of the Mason-Dixon line will say, “Win, win.”