BCS Rankings 2010: Why the SEC Champion Must Be In This Year's BCS Title Game
As you may have heard, the experts, whoever they are, are expecting the Boise State Broncos to be the No. 1 team in the BCS rankings when they are announced this coming weekend.
Too bad they won't be there when the season ends.
Boise State's schedule, which plays into the BCS ranking system, will be their undoing when it is all said and done. Their only hope is if all teams from the power conferences, i.e. SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-10, all have at least one loss.
Speaking of the SEC, the conference that has won the last four BCS titles, it is unclear how it will turn out come early December now that the Alabama Crimson Tide have lost their first game since 2008. LSU and Auburn are the last of the undefeated teams in the SEC, and both are in the Western Division. Therefore, one of them are going to lose a game if not both.
That being said, there are reasons why the SEC must send a team to the BCS title game. No matter what. Why you ask?
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Yes, The SEC Is the Best Conference in the Football Subdivision (FBS)
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It may be a hard pill for fans to swallow, but the SEC is the dominant conference in college football. The talent, athleticism, and speed of the players on the top six teams (i.e. Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU and South Carolina) is mind-numbing.
Another factor that is often overlooked is the heat and humidity in the South. At the beginning of the Boise State vs. Virginia Tech game that kicked off the 2010 season, the Broncos players were struggling with the 45 percent humidity that was felt in Landover that night.
If the humidity was that low during a typical SEC game especially at the beginning of the season, the players would think they were playing football in heaven.
The FBS's Best Coaches Reside In the SEC
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Perhaps you've heard of these gentlemen:
- Nick Saban
- Urban Meyer
- Steve Spurrier
- Les Miles
- Bobby Petrino
Between those five head coaches are six national championships. How many do Kiffin, Sarkisian, Harbaugh, Kelly or Neuheisel have? What about Rodriguez, Tressel, Dantonio, Ferentz and Paterno?
That's what I thought.
The SEC Has Four Consecutive Defending BCS Championships
At this point, would there be a true BCS champion if the winner wasn't from the SEC or defeated an SEC team to earn it?
Seriously, and perhaps this may be arrogant, but since many feel the BCS system is already flawed, why not ensure that the conference with the last four consecutive champions be allowed to defend it?
The SEC Is the Only Conference That Is Undefeated In BCS Title Games
Since the first BCS title game was played on January 4, 1999, the SEC has gone undefeated in title games. The SEC's record is 6-0. The other conferences' records?
- Big-12: 2-5
- ACC: 1-2
- Big East: 1-2
- Big-10: 1-2
- Pac-10: 1-1
Doesn't a team from one of those other conferences want to give the SEC their first lost, or are they scared?