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Absent a playoff, Virginia Tech, others would benefit from reforming bowl system

Absent a playoff, Virginia Tech, others would benefit from reforming bowl system

Maddening as college football's postseason is, fairness dictates one concession: It's better than it used to be. Time was when bowls finalized matchups in mid-November. Time was when the champions of the Big Ten, Pacific 12, Big 12 and Southeastern Conference were obligated to specific bowls, precluding even an attempt to pit the season's two best teams. Consider 1990. Second-ranked Georgia Tech won a share of the national championship by beating No. 19 Nebraska in the Citrus Bowl. Meanwhile, unranked Virginia faced No. 10 Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl. And then there's 1984, when No. 1 Brigham Young completed its national title run by defeating unranked and 6-5 Michigan...

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