1) Prop up your conference. Have all of the teams in your conference play atleast 4 cupcake games a season. I'm not talking about the halfway decent teams, I'm talking about 1-AA schools, and bottom feeders from the Sunbelt. What does this amount to? Every decent team in your conference will get a bowl game by winning 2-3 conference games against your conferences bottom feeders. 2) Get a good preseason ranking. If you can convince the powers that be that you belong in the top 10, as long as you play cupcake teams and weak teams within your own conference and don't lose, no one can take away your ranking. 3) Play an overrated team that obtained their ranking because of last years success. I'm sure Florida was just as good as they were last year without 7 starters. I'm sure they deserved a preseason #1. 4) Have an equally touted program in your conference. Make sure you don't play them in the regular season, as that would destroy the aristocracy of the BCS. Play them in a game and make sure the media touts it as a: "National Championship Semi-Final" 5) Injure your opponents best player. On another note.. It's particularly helpful if they replace the opposing teams best player, with a guy who hasn't made a meaningful decision in his life since choosing which girl he was going to take to High School prom. and voila, you have it... That is how you become a BCS National Champion. It really is THAT simple.