As is obvious to anyone that is not a university president or athletic director, the BCS is rigged. We all know it. It is geared towards getting money to a small number of conferences and schools at the cost of determining its champion in an equitable fashion. I did not think it was possible have more controversy than Utah's unbeaten 2008 season but this year will top that in spades.
Going into the bowl season, we are going to end up with five undefeated teams: Florida or Alabama, Texas, TCU, Cincinnati and Boise State. It is inescapable that the current system is arbitrary. Texas will get into the national championship game simply because it was sexier to pollsters at the outset of the season and never lost. Of course, a number of other teams have also not lost and therein lays the problem. Only a playoff can solve this problem. Only when teams actually playing each other can we know which team is the best.
Furthermore, this year finally put to rest any claims to Myth #4 "The regular season is just like a playoff." In a playoff, if you win every game, you win the title. However, we are going to potentially end the year with three to four teams (after the bowls) with unbeaten records. So much for that idea.