So, I was texting with Mr. Thome about Boise State getting one step closer to a BCS Bid with Oklahoma State losing to Oklahoma. But, you need to keep in mind that if Nebraska can upset Texas in the Big 12 championship then that means that both Nebraska and Texas will go to a BCS Bowl, but that's not all that needs to happen because.
Both Alabama and Florida will go.
In the Big 10 we'll have Ohio State and Iowa going.
In the ACC Georgia Tech will go and Clemson might go if the Tigers win the ACC championship game.
In the Big East we have Cincinnati going and with the lost of Pittsburgh to West Virginia thus making them both 4 and 2 in conference play which pretty much means that only one representative will be invited to a BCS Bowl.
In the Pacific 10 we currently have the Mighty Ducks leading the flock. But, if the Beavers of Oregon State win tonight then that means that both teams of Oregon have two losses in conference play. And, if the conference champ has the same conference record then in theory both teams should play for the Big Bowl.
So, if each BCS Conference sends two representatives then that means that there would be twelve teams going to the 5 major bowls. Since that can't happen... Here's my projections for the BCS Bowls this year.
Fiesta Bowl: Iowa vs. Clemson (if they win the ACC Championship) then Nebraska (if they win the Big 12) then Boise State (if both of the afore to mentioned teams lose their conference championship game
Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Cincinnati
Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. TCU
Rose Bowl Ohio State vs. Oregon
National Championship: Texas vs. Alabama
It's funny that in a season which has been well boring yet it still has produced some controversy. The point of this blog is that its a headache to decide who who is more deserving of a BCS Bowl. I know that I come from a part of the world which greatly benefits from the current system, but there are still some kinks which need to be worked out. I know that not everyone would be able to participate in a play off, and some teams will feel they were cheated a shot at the national title, but there would be less whining.
I understand the arguments against a play off is that it
1)makes the season too long
2)makes the regular season less intense
3)creates less money
and can anyone else think of any other reason why a play off wouldn't work