The BCS conferences.
These leagues are supposed to be top tier, the best of the best. The big Kahuna’s.
Yet, let’s face it, some teams get into BCS conferences by just being at the right place at the right time.
Look at the Big East.
UConn has been impressive under Randy Edsell. But the fact of the matter is that when they were included as a football member of the Big East, they had just moved up from Division 1-AA and did not have much of a football legacy or fervent fan base built up.
But the Big East needed another football team and they already belonged as a basketball member, so they got the nod.
Same thing with Louisville, Cincinnati and South Florida. All three were members of Conference USA.
South Florida was a new program to the top tier, Louisville... decent, but certainly no powerhouse, and Cincy, a team that never did much on the gridiron and can’t fill their stadium for home games.
But the Big East had just been raided by the ACC for Boston College, Virginia Tech, and Miami, so these three were elevated to BCS status.
Utah has just accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10.
Once again…right place, at the right time. The Pac-10 really wanted to raid the Big 12, but when that went by the skids, they grabbed the Utes.
So what of the BCS conferences? Are all their members deserving?
I say "no" and here is my list of ten current BCS schools that should make like a penny stock and get de-listed.