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Make fans part of the BCS

Page 2's Dan Shanoff says it's time for a fourth component in the BCS rankings: the fans.

Updated: July 16, 2004, 11:39 AM ET
By Dan Shanoff | Page 2

College football's Bowl Championship Series braintrust should have learned its most valuable lesson from the success of "American Idol": Fans first.

Instead, the BCS recently announced a revised Top 25 rankings system -- one-third media, one-third coaches and one-third computers -- to determine a national-championship matchup that will perpetuate the "we-know-best" mentality that ultimately cripples any business that ignores its customers.

Instead, the BCS appeared most concerned ...

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