Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Texas Passed Over Again?

So, Alabama has jumped over Texas for the number two spot behind Florida.  Why has this happened Texas has yet to lose a game?  In-fact Texas has scored 236 and Bama has only scored 222 and both teams have only allowed 75 points to be scored on them this year.  So, according to this Mythical BCS Algorithm shouldn't Texas retain their number two spot?  

No, and the reason is the same reason why Oklahoma got the Big 12 nod in the three way tie last year.  (It's because of their non-conference games were more impressive.)  Alabama in their season opener beat the now 4th ranked VT by ten points and recently beat 20th ranked Ole Miss.  Texas on the other hand really had a showing against Louisiana-Monroe, Wyoming, and UTEP.  Their two conference wins came from unranked Texas Tech and Colorado.  Keep in mind that Alabama has played lesser opponents as well, but what has caused them to jump over the Longhorns was that VT win.  

I am in no way trying to pump up the Crimson Tide because honestly I hope South Carolina upsets them and then next week I hope that Kiffin and his Volunteers put the hurt down as well.  But, I guess what I am trying to say is that the good people in Austin need to start throwing in a good team as well as the warm up teams in their non-conference play.      

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