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Larry Scott on NCAA reforms. .. Fewer FBS/FCS games

billings_poke

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Scott said he still wants FBS to have a "so-called big tent," with more than just the top five conferences being included.

"That's why the reports of a possible breakaway and things like that are overcooked," he said. "That's not anyone's agenda."

He said the move toward more nine-game conference schedules and an emphasis on strength of schedule in the upcoming College Football Playoff will lead to fewer games between the big five conferences and the other five FBS conferences (Mountain West, American Athletic, Sun Belt, Mid-American and Conference USA). But there still will be competition between the two groups.

What likely will decrease are games between FBS and FCS teams and so-called guarantee games, when a school from a power conference pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to a school from a lesser conference to play a road game.

Some FCS and lower-level FBS programs, especially those in the Sun Belt and MAC, rely on those guarantee game payouts to fund their athletic programs and losing them could be a problem.

"I'm not very sympathetic. I just don't think the concept of buy games is a healthy thing for college football or for fans," Scott said. "It's been a quirk in the system that they've benefited from and good for them. I certainly don't feel like it's an entitlement or right they have. To me that's not a higher priority than creating higher quality college football matchups.

"There is plenty of socialized revenue distribution through the NCAA."

Source:
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billings_poke said:
He said the move toward more nine-game conference schedules and an emphasis on strength of schedule in the upcoming College Football Playoff will lead to fewer games between the big five conferences and the other five FBS conferences (Mountain West, American Athletic, Sun Belt, Mid-American and Conference USA). But there still will be competition between the two groups.

So the top tier will only play other top tier competition, and the second tier will only play others in their tier. The results should be that the top tier destroy each other leaving a high probability of no team undefeated and being ranked higher than other undefeated teams. The BCS computers are going to be spewing smoke and fire with that one, and the fans of the undefeated teams will be as well.
I know that there is going to be a limited playoff coming up, but when a higher seeded team is defeated, which we know very well, the whole system will have zero credibility.
 
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