So far, the Rose Bowl has been the best BCS game. The game that featured a B1.5G Champ that was in the game because they are in a division with two teams on probation. A B1.5G Champ that beat the other, legitimate, division champ 70-31 in Indianapolis.
Let that and the fact that the Sugar Bowl drew fewer than 60K people sink in. Let that and the lack of a compelling match up in the Orange Bowl for the eighth year in a row sink in. Let that and the complete lack of ability of the bowls had in selecting their match-ups sink in.
Oh, sure, they got to 'select' who was in, but of the ten BCS bowl teams, nine were automatics: Six Conference Champs (Alabama, FSU, Louisville, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Stanford), Notre Dame as number one in the BCS, Florida as number three in the BCS, Northern Illinois as a top 16 non-AQ champ with an AQ champ ranked below them (in this case, Louisville, 21st, and Wisconsin, NR).
As a side note, the AQ designation is going away, which Michael Felder argues will only hurt the smaller conferences, and he is right. While that is a post for another day, which I'm sure I'll write in the nadir of the off season, it also raises another question: Will there be another push for an 'automatic' spot or spots in the playoffs?
If that is the case, get used to the uninteresting first week of January match-ups. Not that the schools or the conferences or ESPN cares. Those games are valuable content. That *everybody* wants them is merely a side benefit.