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The first BCS Rankings of 2010 are finally out, and the Tigers are ranked at No. 6. This is no surprise, and overall it seems to be a fair ranking.
The Tigers have played three ranked opponents in the first half of the season, and though the wins have not been pretty, they are wins and LSU is 7-0.
The only question marks as far as teams ranked higher than LSU that I do not feel should be are Oklahoma and Boise State.
The argument for these teams is that they win their games convincingly almost every week, but I would challenge anyone to compare a 60-point win over Iowa State to a win against Florida in “The Swamp.”
In my mind, they do not compare, and I think teams that play tough schedules should get a little more credit than they currently do. Instead, the current system rewards teams that play mediocre competition and blow them out and punishes teams that barely beat ranked opponents.
The system is flawed and the national media still drives the rankings rather than comparing competition on the field.
Kirk Herbstreit is on national television campaigning for Boise State, and ESPN also has Rod Gilmore on in prime time talking about how Southeastern Conference teams should not be credited because they are “not as strong as they used to be.”
I guess three teams in the top 10 and six in the top 25 no longer makes you a strong conference?
Give me a break, guys.
I hope that Auburn or LSU gets a shot at Boise State in the BCS title game and beats them like the mediocre team that they are.