Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Doomsday BCS Implosion Scenario

We have the possibility of a BCS implosion this year.

The Number 1 and 2 teams are in the same conference but don't play each other this year in the regular season. They could meet in the SEC Championship game, if they both get there.

That would upstage the BCS game.
But suppose LSU, who does play the number 1 and number 2 teams beats Alabama, and then beats Florida in a rematch in Atlanta. All three would probably be in the top 5. Three of the top 5 teams in the country would be SEC teams and all would have one loss, each to another top 5 team, in its own conference.

Only one of the three would probably go to the championship game, although an LSU Alabama rematch would be interesting. Everyone now presumes that Texas would be the likely opponent against the SEC champ. However college polls are dominated by losses. Top 20 teams move up primarily when a team ranked above them loses. Perhaps none of the one loss SEC teams would be selected.We could end up with Texas (who only plays only one top 20 opponent) and Boise State (who plays only one top 20 opponent) in the championship game.
Other currently undefeated top 10 teams are Cincinnati (who plays only one top 20 team), Iowa (who at least beat Penn State) and TCU (who plays 2 top 20 teams but hasn't yet)

I don't expect any of this to happen, there are too many moving parts for it to work out, but I for one would enjoy it.

I find the idea that we should have some kind of playoff system in college football ridiculous. College Bowl games should be played on New Years Day (or New Years Eve) as God intended, anything else is a crime against nature. Every fan should be allowed to believe their team is best (even Notre Dame).

Besides, what else would guys argue about in bars?

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