TCU Still Deserves That Shot...

Chad FaganContributor IDecember 6, 2009

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 14:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 14, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Congrats to Texas by backing into a National Title birth.  13-0 and a Big XII Championship in most years would be enough.  And this year it probably is.  However, on a national stage for the second week in a row, the Longhorns showed that they can play non-ranked teams extremely close.

Thanksgiving night and only up by three with a momentum mounting A&M attack looming, a kickoff return bailed them out.  Tonight, it took an idiot kicker to kick the ball out of bounds, a horse collar and a replay to give the Longhorns a shot.

I guess in college football it is sometimes better to be lucky than good.  This year, this night anyway, Texas relied on luck more than skill, because the lackluster performance was far from what would compete against either of the teams that played in Atlanta this afternoon.

If the votes say anything, and if anyone has watched the games, then a vote for Texas would be a travesty.  Winning in college football isn't what it's about.  It's about winning with style.  For two weeks straight, no style.

Take a look at some game tapes, voters.  Take a look at TCU.  Give America a team to fall in love with.  All you have to do is ask them on the date.

My top 5 vote:

1. Alabama

2. TCU

3. Texas

4. Florida

5. Cincinnati

Probable Top 5 Vote:

1. Alabama

2. Texas

3. TCU

4. Florida

5. Cincinnati

BCS Bowl Prediction:

BCS National Championship Game:  Alabama v Texas (unless MAJOR voter turnout for TCU)

Orange Bowl (ACC v at large): Georgia Tech v Penn State

Fiesta Bowl (Big XII or at large v at large): TCU (or Texas) v Boise State

Sugar Bowl (SEC or at large v at large): Florida v Cincinnati

Rose Bowl (Big 10 v Pac 10): Ohio State v Oregon

Ah, and ESPN is backing me up with everything...keep talking ESPN, you are for the first time ever, saying something intelligent.