December 07, 2003

BCS Bust

From Espn

As far as the BCS computers were concerned, Saturday evening's Big 12 championship game didn't exist. It was the microchip equivalent of a bye week. Oklahoma vs. Kansas State, or the Kansas City Chiefs. . . it didn't matter. Win or lose. . . it didn't matter. The computers had long since crunched their quartiles and decided the Sooner Schooner would soon be parked on the cobblestone streets of New Orleans' French Quarter.

Granted, Oklahoma is one of the best teams in College Football ever. Great offense, fast stiff defense, and a Heisman hopeful at Quarterback.

But despite of this, they still lost to Kansas State 35-7 and will still play for the BCS championship. I didn't say National Championship because the winner though called "National Champion" will not really be National Champion. No playoffs, all decided by popularity polls and a geek with a computer.

Other teams only have one loss like LSU and UCS, numbers 2 and 3 in the polls as of this morning. Do they have any less claim to play in the BCS title game? Why should Oklahoma get to play for the BCS championship when they didn't even with their own conference?

The BCS is a joke. Though I love the holiday bowl games, and the fun atmosphere around them, I think it's time for a true playoff in Div 1-A college football. It's about time big time college football does what High Schools and Div 1-AA and Div 2 have been doing for years.

Posted by psugrad98 at December 7, 2003 08:25 AM

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