New year, new rules: Rule No. 9

Updated: December 15, 2010, 10:37 AM ET
ESPN The Magazine

Rule No. 9: Put the "C" in BCS

It's simple: If you can't even make it to your conference's title game, you shouldn't be welcomed into the Bowl Championship Series. To be fair, the nine also-rans that have gotten BCS invites over the years have played well in their bowls. But c'mon, these teams are what losers' brackets are for.

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