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|BCS still has its flaws|
Just when I thought we had the BCS over a barrel, Boise State has to do a choke against Nevada and Auburn does the unbelievable against Alabama.
Just two months ago, I asked in a column if the BCS is headed for a train wreck.
The first BCS standings had Oklahoma at the top, followed by Oregon, Boise State, Auburn, TCU, LSU, Michigan State, Alabama, Utah and Ohio State rounding out the top 10. I did say that something would happen that would have the BCS guys coming up smelling like roses again.
That something was Boise State not finishing unbeaten and Auburn coming back from a 24-0 deficit to defeat Alabama 28-27.
How in the world would it have shaken out if Alabama had held on to win the Iron Bowl.
Wisconsin, Stanford, Boise State and Ohio State all had one loss. TCU would have a more legitimate gripe. And after the SEC Championship game, there would be some clamoring for Auburn to still play Oregon for the national title.
Some state legislators would have been glad to be screaming about their state school getting the shaft instead of regular politics.
But, alas, we do have Auburn against Oregon and those two deserve to play for a title. Then again, there wasn't one Duck road win over a team ranked in the BCS Top 25 and there was only one win over a top 25 team, and that was at home to a Stanford team without a win over a BCS Top 25 team.
And, besides that, you know I can't let the BCS completely off the hook. Oklahoma against Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl????
Dandy Don would be singing Turn out the Lights at the end of the first quarter if he were still around.
Louisville dominated UConn 26-0 this season.
Of course, we want know until the dust settles after the final games who deserved to be where and who should have been playing in what bowl.
The pressure is really on Oregon to show they deserve to play against the SEC champion, which just happens to be the national champion the past four years.
TCU needs to beat Wisconsin to keep the naysayers from saying, "I told you so."
Stanford has to be very impressive against Virginia Tech because they will always be second rate to Southern Cal to the national press no matter the records.
By the way, this will teach you to put too much stock into the preseason polls.
The 2010 AP preseason poll had Alabama at the top, followed by Ohio State, Boise State, Florida, Texas and TCU.
Oregon was ranked No. 11 and Auburn was sitting at No. 22, one spot behind LSU.
Southern Cal was No. 14, Pittsburgh at No. 15, Georgia Tech at No. 16 and Oregon State at No. 24.
The pretenders were separated from the contenders around October.
It's too bad the BCS has so much trouble sorting them out.
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