What a surprise: The first BCS rankings are out and they're a complete tragesty (that's a tragedy and a travesty combined, it's like a jackalope).
Oklahoma mysteriously leaped from a consensus No. 6 in Week Seven to the top team in the land and it seems as if it happened just so that Boise State would not lead the BCS list.
I understand how impressive it is to beat Iowa State 52-0, but, oh wait--that's right--it's not. So it must've been Oklahoma's other wins, like beating Air Force by...three...or perhaps when they torched perennial juggernaut Utah State by...two.
All right, enough griping. As terrible it is that the computers gave the top spot to the Sooners, if we've learned nothing from the 2010 season so far it's that you don't want the No. 1 ranking, at least not before December.
Initial top seed Alabama lost in stunning fashion to South Carolina, and the usurpers, Ohio State, were whupped by John Clay and Wisconsin. It's only a matter of time until Oklahoma falls, and that opens up a Pandora's Box of evil possibilities.
Sure, Boise State could sneak their way in, but realistically, it won't happen. The Cartel, I mean the BCS, is too powerful. Some really crazy stuff would need to go down for a non-BCS-conference team to go to Pasadena.
However, last time I checked the Big Ten is a BCS conference, so teams like Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and heck, maybe even Iowa, have a legitimate shot to play for the crystal football.
Here's how it could happen.