The state House voted 151-9 Friday to urge the NCAA to create a playoff system for college football, adopting a resolution that calls the current system dysfunctional.
The only major sporting event without a playoff system to identify its true champion that I know of is NCAA Division 1 football, said state Rep. Quincy Murphy, D-Augusta.
Georgia was ranked fourth in the BCS entering the last week of the season, behind Missouri, West Virginia and Ohio State. When Missouri and West Virginia lost, Georgia did not rise to second behind Ohio State but dropped to fifth in the BCS.
Southeastern Conference champion LSU vaulted from seventh to second.
The Bulldogs went on to rout previously undefeated Hawaii 41-10 in the Sugar Bowl.
The resolution, which now goes to the Senate, calls the BCS system the greatest disappointment of the 2007 college football season.
The only sensible way to determine a national champion in any sport is to develop a playoff system that allows teams to meet on the field, the resolution reads. The fans of college football deserve a true national champion to be crowned after winning the title on the field of play and not in a popularity poll.
There has been growing momentum here for a playoff system since Georgias football ended with its convincing victory over Hawaii.
Michael Adams, the president of the University of Georgia, proposed an eight-team playoff system last month to determine the NCAAs national football champion. He said the current system is undercutting the sportsmanship and integrity of the game.