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Cincy and TCU May Be Two Best Teams

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of  TCU throws the ball against Boise State during the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 23, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Jonathan CooperContributor IOctober 25, 2009

This article is only an opinion because the current BCS system will not allow us to find out if it's a fact, but the TCU Horned Frogs and the Cincinnati Bearcats may be the best two teams in college football. TCU continues to impress on the road, easily defeating BYU Saturday 38-7.  Yes, Florida State handled BYU just as easily in Provo, but it's not an easy place to win. The Horned Frogs also won in Clemson earlier this season, a victory that looks more impressive after Clemson's Saturday upset of Miami

Without potential Heisman candidate Tony Pike, the Bearcats destroyed Louisville 41-10. The Bearcats' closest game this season was an 8-point win over Fresno State and a road victory over Oregon State also gained some respect last night after the Beavers gave the USC Trojans all they could handle.

In recent weeks, Florida has slopped through two of the bottom-feeders of the SEC, Alabama needed three missed field goals to get by Tennessee and Texas looked impressive for the first time all season on Saturday. Boise State has struggled with a much worse schedule than either Cincinnati or TCU and Iowa continues to survive but lady luck will eventually run its course.

So do we have any chance of seeing these two play for the national title? We should if a few things happen (Texas loses to Oklahoma State, Alabama falls to LSU but beats Florida in SEC Championship and Iowa will be an underdog against Ohio State), but we won't. A one-loss SEC team or USC will find a way to jump one, if not both teams. Imagine if this BCS was used in the NFL. New Orleans and Indianapolis are projected for the Super Bowl.  Sorry Denver, Pittsburgh, New England, Minnesota, New York and Atlanta, you're going to need some help to make the title game. 

So if only one of TCU and Cincinnati can make the BCS Title Game, who will it be? We will know on December 5 when the Bearcats travel to a very tough Pittsburgh Panthers team. If Cincinnati wins at Heinz Field, I'll be convinced you're watching one of the two best teams in America. If not, TCU has done enough and a home win against Utah will be all the proof I need. Television and the BCS probably will not agree with me.  

 

 

  

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