The Improbable Championship

Max GrossCorrespondent INovember 7, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes along with Adam Robinson #32 and Brett Morse #36 celebrate a 21-10 victory over the Penn State Nittnay Lions with Iowa fans on September 26, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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could it happen? Think about it an Iowa vs. Cincinnati national championship. It is actually has a pretty good chance that it could happen.

Both teams play only one team that is likely to put up a fight ( Cincinnati @ Pitt, Iowa @ Ohio State) this increases the possibility even more.

Ranked 4th and 5th in the BCS the 3 teams ahead of them Florida and Alabama play each other likely eliminating one from the championship picture. Also Alabama plays at LSU this weekend. 3rd ranked Texas has an extra game playing the winner of the Big 12 north and a tough road game against Texas A&M and could slip up any minute with Colt McCoy struggling.

So if Alabama loses to LSU and then defeats Florida for the SEC championship both teams  should be out. That leaves the wild card in this scenario, the Texas Longhorns. Texas has played so many terrible teams this year (ex. UL Monroe, Wyoming, UTEP and UCF.)that it is very possible that they could lose do to lack experience.For example, Texas A&M barely lost to a talented OK State team at home.

With the top three out could BCS-buster TCU ruin these plans. The Horned Frogs probably don't have the schedule to play for the National Championship and they play a tough Utah team towards the end of the year.

Can the BCS leave out two undefeated teams from BCS conferences? What does this say about the BCS? Nobody honestly thinks Iowa and Cincinnati are the best two teams in the country. Would anyone watch this game? The computer say these are the best teams in college football.

What would one-loss SEC teams like Florida say about this, because they could destroy both of these teams. Oregon deserves a thought.

If this hypothetical scenario plays out the BCS will be bashed beyond all belief. This cupcake of National Championship will not prove who the best team is but only how bad the BCS truly is.

Even if the situation does not happen, a playoff would solve all of these problems.