Until the WAC and the Mountain West can get together and form some kind of “super” conference, they don’t deserve a BCS bid. No matter what. If they would blend the best teams from each and form one league, it would instantly be a in the upper half of all conferences.
And how Louisiana Tech is considered “West” is beyond me.
Along those lines…TCU is in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Big XII would really do itself well to drop Iowa State and pick them up.
Iowa State hasn’t had a 10-win season. Ever. They have had (4) 10-loss seasons though.
They’ve been to 9 bowls. And won 2.
I'm not sure there’s a worse BCS program running. At least the worst that offers no other benefit (academics, basketball, etc).
What other schools would be in the running for the title of worst BCS school? South Carolina is in the conversation as well.
The tie-breaker, which stirred up so much strife last year, for the Big XII is still the same for this season. There is a part of me hoping for another 3-way tie.
The Big Ten still has eleven teams. If the SEC were called the SEC 13, it would be mocked and generalized as dumb, Southern idiots.
Thank God Nick Saban left Louisiana State for the Miami Dolphins. What Urban Meyer has at Florida wouldn’t even compare to the power LSU would be right now if he were still coaching there. Florida has to at least compete for top-flight prospects in its state. LSU wouldn’t have to. And they’d own all of Mobile, the panhandle of Florida and East Texas as well.
When Tuberville was at Auburn he always had a good defense. But now with the lack of talent and depth, they could really struggle on that side of the ball. And does anyone actually believe they will be able to outscore anyone? Even if they average 25 points per game in SEC play, that might only win them 2 games. If they can’t beat Mississippi State, they will be a legit contender for worst conference record. Their only other “winnable” games will be against Tennessee and Kentucky. Every other team will have a good offense and be able to score points on them.
And I didn't even mention their Head Coach.