WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Bowl Championship Series is standing firm in his belief that Congress should stay out of the college football business.

BCS executive director Bill Hancock responded Thursday to a letter from two U.S. Senators who are unhappy about the way the sport determines its champion.

Hancock wrote that "decisions about college football should be made by university presidents, athletics directors, coaches and conference commissioners rather than by members of Congress."

Hancock went on to respond to the senators' questions about how the BCS operates.

His answers are unlikely to satisfy Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who home state team didn't get to play for the national title at the end of the 2008 season despite going undefeated.