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Sunday, January 11, 2009

BCS, Plus One?

You look at the situation following Thursday's victory by Florida and it is clear a Plus One system would not solve the problem that is the B_S.

After the rankings were released Friday you have Florida and USC ranked in the Top 2 meaning they would battle for the title in just such a scenario. That's great for USC and its fans. I think it quite likely, however, that if the BCS rankings were refigured, it would be Texas, which is great for fans like me and the school and its alumni.

However, it still doesn't declare a clear champion. You still have USC with one loss who held opponents to nine points a game this season and undefeated Utah who made a much easier task of defeating Alabama than the B_S Champion while beating four ranked teams. Now, USC plays in what I believe is a very weak Pac-10 conference. Utah plays in what is perceived to be a much weaker conference. But what can say about the Big 12 after its four supposed juggernaut teams went 1-3 in the bowls, losing to the Pac-10 and SEC.

So can we say Texas or USC is the clear cut choice to play Florida in a Plus One format, with the loss to Texas Tech who was embarassed by Ole Miss, the attempted throwing away of the game against Oklahoma State, and late escape against Ohio State who was blown out by USC? Note the one characteristic of those games is crucial turnovers by Colt McCoy who had an otherwise surprisingly great season.

Hell, you watch the bowl games and continue to wonder if Florida and Oklahomawere clear cut choices to play in the so-called title game.

Shouldn't Utah have some say in this or even Boise State who had only one loss to ranked TCU and is part of the reason the voters should quit discounting the so-called lesser conferences in the BCS?

So here's hoping Utah's Attorney General files a lawsuit and wins his case and we have a playoff system, a playoff system that allows all teams that are said to be a part of the highest level of college football and have a real shot at the national title.


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