I think a plus one model works best. That way you have all the traditional bowls which means the regular season is still paramount and you make the bowl games interesting and you have only one more additional game. Decide the two final teams based on a formula released after the bowl games which is similar to the current BCS formula
If that had been in place for last season, who would have played in the plus-one game? LSU and Alabama again? They were still #1 and #2, and had split two games. Or would Okie State bump one of them out even though they were ranked lower? And if so, which one? How could they bump Alabama after they just beat LSU? How could LSU be bumped solely on the argument that they had already played Bama even though they were still #2? Wasn't that the same argument that was squarely rejected when used against putting Bama in the NCG? There's no plus-one game in that scenario that makes any sense, except maybe a third game between LSU and Bama, and people would have been going crazy if that had happened.
This post was edited on 6/26 at 11:56 am