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The BCS dodged another bullet.
Sure, you still have Cincinnati, TCU and Boise State grumbling, but let's face it, Alabama versus Texas with both being unbeaten is your best matchup.
Now, if Colt McCoy's pass would have stayed in the air a second longer, Mack Brown would be leading the "How Not to Finish a Game Seminar" instead of Les Mile.
No, actually, the BCS would be blown up.
I would love to see the final rankings with Nebraska winning, but that ain't going to happen. We know Asteroid Allie has a chance of hitting the earth in 9999, but no one can tell us what would have happened if Texas would have lost.
And if someone does, Mike Slive will probably suspend and fine them.
Cincinnati would probably be playing Alabama, but then TCU and Boise State could be screaming even more.
For now, Nick Saban against Will Muschamp provides great drama.
Colt McCoy will finally get his just dues.
And the SEC will once again show why there's no better conference.
LSU will be playing Penn State in the Capital One Bowl New Year's Day.
The Tigers finished ranked No. 12 in the BCS and No. 13 in most other polls, including the USA Today Coaches Poll.
I was glancing over the Coaches Poll and was amazed to see that Charlie Weatherbie, the former head coach at Louisiana-Monroe, did not even vote LSU into his final Top 25.
Did Charlie just tell someone else to handle it? And does that someone else have a gripe against LSU? ULM, you got some explaining to do.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen had the Tigers rated the highest, putting LSU at No. 9.
Rich Brooks of Kentucky had LSU No. 10.
Ron English of Eastern Michigan and Jim Harbaugh of Stanford had the Tigers No. 11.
Miles voted his own team No. 12, along with Gary Patterson of TCU and Paul Wulff of Washington State.
Neil Callaway of Alabama-Birmingham voted LSU at No. 17.
Maybe he's mad because he didn't get Ryan Perilloux.
Jim Levitt of South Florida, Bo Pelini of Nebraska and Steve Spurrier of Florida had LSU at No. 16.
I can understand Spurrier being a bit unjust, but Pelini?
Other few interesting notes from the final poll that make the BCS system even more fallible is a parting gift from Bobby Bowden to Mark Richt.
Bowden apparently felt the need to thank him for his loyalty over the years so he voted Georgia 25th in the poll.
Bowden's 25th place vote for the Bulldogs was the only vote they received in the final USA Today coaches' rankings.
North Carolina coach Butch Davis voted his own team 24th. No other coach had the Tar Heels in the poll.
Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly voted his own team No. 1 and Alabama No. 2. He had Florida at No. 7.
Miles voted Cincinnati No. 8.
Getting back to the matchup with Penn State, LSU has won five of its last six bowl games, with the one loss coming to Iowa on a miracle play in the 2005 Capital One Bowl.Penn State's defense is fully healthy and will be a major test if LSU doesn't show a little imagination.
The Big Ten will be looking to make a major statement through Penn State at LSU's expense.
I'm looking forward to the Rose Bowl, just because Southern Cal is not in it. But Ohio State is.
For the Buckeyes, Terrelle Pryor will start his Heisman campaign for 2010.
Ohio State has to win this game. If the Buckeyes lose, it'll be another long offseason for Jim Tressel.
The lock of bowl season has to be Florida over Cincinnati. There is now way Tim Tebow is going to go out losing, especially after laying a big egg in the SEC Championship Game.
I wouldn't be surprised to see the SEC with the top two teams in the nation in the final standings.
Now if I could just find out how the rankings would have been...
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