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College Football Ranking System Might Violate Antitrust Laws

Attention college football fans. Your lawmakers are listening to you!

The Senate will soon review how college football picks the country's number one team each year.

In case you've been living under a rock, the NCAA doesn't support a playoff system. Instead polls and computer models rank teams. The top two play each other for the BCS championship. The other ranked teams play in bowl games. Certain conferences get automatic bids to the bowl games, which prove to be major money making events for the schools.

In a statement, the subcommittee on antitrust said that the current BCS system "leaves nearly half of all the teams in college football at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to qualifying for the millions of dollars paid out every year."

Do you think overlooked teams are being sore losers, or should lawmakers rightly step in?


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