Saturday, December 29, 2007

BCS Nightmare II...

So the BCS title game pits Ohio State (11-1) vs. LSU (11-2). A team with two losses could be the "national champion" of college football (well of the BCS division, aka the division formerly known as 1A). This would be a nightmare for the BCS. Why? Well those Warriors of Hawaii. They are currently undefeated. They play Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. If Hawaii wins, they will be 13-0. In other words they would have done what no other team in the division formerly as 1A could do this year, win all its games. You then throw in the other teams with two losses and you could have really muddled situation. Here are my rooting interesting this BCS season:

Rose Bowl: USC v. Illinois - Got to go with the Pac-10 here. Plus, USC would have two losses (see above why that matters). If they blow out Illinois and LSU barely gets past OSU in the title game then how can you really argue that the Trojans shouldn't also be thought of as national champs?

Sugar Bowl: Hawaii v. Georgia - The Warriors of Hawaii as discussed above.

Fiesta Bowl: West Virginia v. Oklahoma - Going to go with the Mountaineers. Why? Why not. Both teams have two losses.

Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech v. Kansas - Going to go with Virginia Tech. This would move Kansas to two losses and keep Tech with only two.

BCS Title Game: OSU v. LSU - LSU.

If all of the BCS games go the way I hope this will be the end of the season records:
OSU 11-2
LSU 12-2
Kansas 11-2
Virginia Tech 12-2
West Virginia 11-2
Oklahoma 11-3
Hawaii 13-0
Georgia 10-3
USC 11-2
Illinois 9-4

This would be beautiful!


Ranger said...

There were a ton of glum looking Illini fans on my red eye flight from PHX to O'hare. They got worked. I really don't like USC, but I have to say Pete Carroll has done one heck of a job there.

PonderingFool said...

Yes. Just wish Cal hadn't tanked the season so badly and Dixon at Oregon had stayed healthy. I would have much preferred to root for them in the BCS games.