ESPN/USA TODAY Top 25: Texas Better Than Florida, TCU or Cincinnati?

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 5: Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns lifts the trophy after his teams 10-6 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the game at Cowboys Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Congratulations Texas, you guys are going to play Alabama in the BCS title game. You beat Nebraska after a Cornhusker kicked off out of bounds and you were given an extra 15 yards on a horse-collar tackle.

Oh, and let's not forget the booth time review that gave you your one second back.

How can anybody rationalize that this Texas team is better now than they were last week.

Last week, Texas won 49-39 against Texas A&M. They showed that their defense can't stop anybody, but their offense can score against a poor defensive team.

This week, Texas won 13-12 with the aforementioned help. They showed that they can't score on a strong defense.

So why does the ESPN/USA Today Poll, made up of coaches, give Texas MORE FIRST-PLACE VOTES?

That's right, Texas actually gained one first-place vote after surviving against Nebraska.

Let's not forget that Alabama had just destroyed Florida, or that Cincinnati came back from 21 down to beat Pitt on the road.

No, Texas got the votes for neutral-site victory against the No. 22 team in the nation. A team with no chance of scoring a touchdown, unless they're on defense.

The fact of the matter is that Texas getting ANY first place votes is a joke, and a SLAP in the face to all football teams in Division I-A. The only reason Texas is in position to be in a BCS title game is because of ridiculous preseason polls!

That's right, Texas started off as No. 2, so all they had to do was win out and they'd get their shot at a title.

I'll say what everybody should already know: Alabama deserves EVERY possible first-place vote available in all polls. They won, and won convincingly against a team far superior than Nebraska.

Enjoy your system lords of college football, you've given us a "title game" where one team is vastly superior to another...ONCE AGAIN!

Enjoy your future title Alabama and the SEC, sure you guys earned a shot at it, but a win by you doesn't make you the best. It makes you the best in a three-team race between Florida, Texas and yourselves.

I'm sorry fans of TCU, Cincinnati or Boise State, you guys never got your shot because you weren't ranked high enough at the start of the season. As it always goes, you'll get some respect the year after you've done so well, but your team won't be the same.

To the four coaches who voted Texas as No. 1, you all deserve to have your voting ballots revealed to the public and criticized for your blatant abuse of power.

If anybody truly thinks Texas is a better team this week than Alabama, I can truly say you've got too much team or conference pride running through your veins.

Let's get serious Division I College Football: Get your fans a playoff system so all teams can have their chance to show their ability on the field.