College Football Fans against the BCS Committee sign now


This petition has been formed to protest the rights that any Independent NCAA School has to becoming eligible for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

The most recognizable independent NCAA school is the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana.

The rules for any Division 1-A NCAA team to become eligible is:

All Division I-A college football teams are eligible for at-large selection provided they meet both of the following
requirements:

1. Have won at least nine regular season games.
2. Are among the top 12 teams in the final BCS Standings.

reference: http://www.bcsfootball.org/mediaguide.pdf


On 11/26/2005 Notre Dame became eligible to play in a BCS Bowl game by beating a, now, 5-6 Stanford University team. Yet this is unfair for all the other schools that play in a conference.

Notre Dames Schedule:

@ Pittsburgh (5-6) W
@ Michigan (7-4) W
Michigan State (5-6) L
@ Washington (2-9) W
@ Purdue (5-6) W
Southern California (10-0) L
Brigham Young (6-5) W
Tennessee (5-6) W
Navy (6-4) W
Syracuse (1-9) W
@ Stanford (5-6) W

As you can see, they have the ability to schedule any team they wish. However, when you look at this schedule they have only beaten 4 teams that are bowl eligible. Out of those four teams only 1 is from an Automatic BCS Conference team (Michigan). The other 3 are what they call Mid-Major Teams. None of these teams are ranked in the top 25 except for Michigan.

We are protesting not only to say that an Independent School has an unfair advantage over teams that have to play in some of the toughest conferences in the nation, but also to state that the BCS should restructure their eligibility rules.

Above are the current eligibility rules for any team. However this is what we purpose

All Division I-A college football teams are eligible for at-large selection provided they meet both of the following requirements:

1. Have won at least ten (10) regular season games.
2. Are among the top 12 teams in the final BCS Standings.
3. Belong to a conference.

We believe if a team does not wish to join a conference in College Football, then they should not be eligible to play in a Bowl Championship Series Bowl Game and/or the BCS National Championship Game.

The AP has the Independents covered for a possible national championship, since the AP is no longer part of the BCS Calculations.


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Latest Signatures

  • 06 August 201550. Bama T
    Get a playoff....even Div. I-AA has one. City, State Richmond, VA
  • 11 July 201549. Santonio Holmes
    DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH, DUH DUH DUH,
  • 11 May 201548. Grant M
    ND doesn't deserve special privledges
  • 20 November 201447. Taylor S
    This bias has to stop.
  • 16 March 201446. Steve M
    The BCS is a complete sham City, State В
  • 27 December 201345. Brock Brewer
    Notre Dame is overrated! City, State Eugene, OR
  • 07 November 201344. Todd G
    Everyone knows that the current setup is a joke and was only put into place to appease ND.
  • 04 September 201343. Jason M
    BCS is rediculous City, State West Virginia
  • 01 July 201342. Kevin G
    ND is a cancer
  • 18 May 201341. Mike M
    GO DUCKS!
  • 10 May 201340. Anti N
    Auburn, OSU, and Oregon are more deserving
  • 07 May 201339. Irishstew Cunningham
    Notre Dame....BCS....JOKE!
  • 02 March 201338. Jd Conrad
    None of the ND wins over Bowl eligible teams were convincing. City, State Brenham, TX
  • 04 February 201337. Peter N
    Notre Dame should not benefit from playing as difficult of a schedule as those in a BCS conference. City, State Ridgewood, NJ
  • 30 October 201236. Matt M
    BCS=Bunch of Communists for Southern Cal City, State Okc, OK
  • 09 September 201235. Tim B
    Make it Fair! City, State В
  • 29 August 201134. Patrick C
    I agree with criteria
  • 21 June 201133. Blake N
    Weakest schedule...ever!
  • 05 March 201132. Justin L
    grow some balls and join a conference. honestly City, State Portland, Oregon
  • 05 December 201031. Tanya N
    DIE HARD COLLEGE FOOTBALL FAN....This is serious...this year the games have been up and down...but OHIO ST. doesn't deserve to be in the BCS.....they didn't play anyone worth being up there....something HAS TO CHANGE...I am really upset that everyone says
  • 14 November 201030. Josh D
    BCS= BS terrible
  • 08 November 201029. Gene Mc
    SAME RULES FOR ALL TEAMS. City, State FORT BENNING, GA
  • 23 October 201028. Ryan H
    Give Oregon a Chance
  • 21 July 201027. Jamie N
    booooo ND
  • 25 June 201026. Chris T
    I hate Notre Dame
  • 10 June 201025. Jason Rocha
    SEC teams always have toughest schedules!!!
  • 21 May 201024. Peter G
    get off ND nuts BCS! They Suck. City, State middle of nowhere, USA

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