Directly from the BCS Media Guide:
"The BCS is not an entity. Instead, it is an event managed by the 11
NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conferences, all of them “BCS
Conferences,” and the University of Notre Dame through a series
of contracts among bowls and television networks. The conferences
are the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA,
Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt, Pacific-12, Southeastern,
and Western Athletic."
San Jose St is not a BCS school, FBS yes, but not BCS. We all know they can make it to a BCS bowl game, but they are not from what is traditionally defined a BCS conference (the charter conferences for the BCS). This is the common use of the title.
IMO there are BCS schools, the rest of DIV I-A, and then I-AA. I still refuse to recognize the official use of FBS and FCS.
Yep, the BCS is not an entity, it is an event. So when used in reference to an entity, meaning or value is due to convention...Conventionally, a BCS program is one that is a member of a conference whose champion is an automatic qualifier for a BCS event.
How many recruits is ISU up to now? Seems like they've been on a pretty good roll the past few weeks landing commitments.
We even use BCS to describe the power basketball conference schools..c'mon man!
Absolutely not, but your rebuttal by means of the definition in the BCS guidebook, results in both contentions being wrong- not that AC was right.
It is the definition set forth by the BCS itself as to why the one must refer to convention for the meaning of BCS in this context. Like you provided, the BCS is an event, not an entity. Both sides of the contention were employing BCS to describe an entity, which is a a big clue convention is at play. Conventionally, BCS is shorthand for BCS (event) automatic qualifier. Perhaps CF can have a ban on the usage of slang and terms with widely understood conventional meanings- so that a few posters blind to the context do not misinterpret the meaning.
There are 11 BCS conferences.
There are 6 BCS AQ conferences.
Those two groups are not the same. It's all spelled out very clearly, and is really not that hard of a concept to grasp. Unfortunately, people are just lazy and/or stupid -- like the folks who have bastardized the term "BCS" for use as a descriptor in basketball.
Maybe CF should have a ban on stupid, too.
If you want to argue about FBS/FCS/BCS...start a thread. You can even put in a poll, and link to external sources and stuff.