Before going into an argument supporting the rationale of implementing a +1, is there any logical debate that the current system if flawed?
Currently with the BCS, every game (let's change that to most games) during the season matter. You make one mistake and drop a game, you're rolling the dice. There's very little chance of getting a full-on playoff model due to the power-brokers resistance to this format. IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY PEOPLE.
With the current system, there's partial dependence/weight given to computers where most of the formulas/criteria are kept secret. Just looking at some of these results we see crazy stuff like the Sagarin ratings having Texas A&M ranked at 13 (who finished 6-6) ahead of USCe (who finished 10-2). Sorry T&M, you are no where NEAR a 13th ranked team.
Now don't get me wrong, the BCS creates a LOT of drama both during the season and at then end when they make the announcement, but PLEASE give me a +1.
Use the BCS to Seed the top 4 teams, but revise the computer logic and share the formulas for all involved. OR, drop them entirely and let the AP back in. Yes they are biased, but so is everyone else with a pulse. At least THEY watch the games!
If we had a +1 this year, at least one other conference gets a shot. There's another reason we as Bama fans would like this, we have a BETTER chance of getting to the title game. Even with one loss, we're more likely to get one of the top 4 seeds and play our way into the finals, vs. the drama we had this year.
Regardless, please spare me the hyperbole of the "you must win your conference argument." If you're one the top 4 seeds you're in - done - end of story. if you're not - sorry - here's a nice bowl game for you and your fans.
I'll get off the soapbox now. Thanks and have a great day!