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ERIC Number: EJ1060387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
BCS or Just BS: How College Football Could Crown the Wrong National Champion? Just Do the Math--Correctly!
Teasley, C.E. Wynn; Hornyak, Martin
American Journal of Business Education, v3 n3 p1-8 Mar 2010
The 2009 college football season is here, but there has been a continuing controversy swirling over how the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) selects its national champion. College football uses a multi-criterion decision matrix (MCDM) evaluation technique to determine which two teams will play for the national championship. We analyzed the BCS [Bowl Championship Series] method of evaluating which teams play for the national. We found that Texas should have been ranked ahead of Oklahoma. We conclude that BCS utilizes a mathematically flawed evaluation method to decide which two teams will play each year in the national championship game. Just do the math--correctly!
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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