The most outspoken opponent of the college football bowls in Congress took to Twitter Friday to register his latest complaint with the way college football selects its national champion.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said that Brigham Young University's win over the University of Oklahoma on Saturday "[made] his case" against the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), a computerized ranking system that determines who will play for the national championship at the end of the season.
The Republican Judiciary Committee member has called for a congressional investigation of the BCS. Oklahoma was ranked third in the country before the BYU game but is now number 13 in the AP's Top 25 poll.
Their loss significantly diminished the team's chances of contending for the championship just one game into the season.
Here is an exerpt from the Sports Illustrated piece linked in his tweet:
"Fundamentally unfair," Hatch called the BCS, which is why last spring, he conducted a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to explore whether the BCS violates federal antitrust law. He thinks it does, and he can filibuster or fill a notebook with the reasons why. Regardless of what happens with BYU this year, Hatch wants fundamental change to the system -- and he makes the point that it's a rare matter on which President Obama and he agree.