Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, BCS, NCAA, Bowl games
Bowl Championship Series; Bowls (Game); Football; National Collegiate Athletic Association; Money
There is something so right about college football this year. On January 2, nearly a week before the so-called BC$ National Championship game, there is a legitimate national champion already in place. On the 2nd of January in some bowl game somewhere Utah stomped all over Alabama. You will remember the Crimson Tide from earlier this season when they were ranked by several experts, computers, and their fans as Number One in the nation. We know that Utah is the national champion, not because they rolled all over the Tide, 31-17, but because they are the only undefeated team in Division One football at 13–0.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "The BC$; football's (non) diversity" (2009). On Sport and Society. 809.