BCS Blues: TCU, Oregon Can't Beat Boise State on the Field, but Can in the Polls
The latest BCS rankings have come out, and Boise State now sits in fourth after being leap-frogged by TCU.
Oregon is now the new No. 1 team in the nation, after switching spots with Auburn.
My title says TCU and Oregon can't beat Boise State on the field, and it's true—well, at least in MY opinion. I'm sure Oregon and TCU fans have their own opinion as well.
In their respective last meetings, Boise State beat both teams. So until Oregon and TCU beat the Broncos, they haven't shown otherwise.
Just like my argument, every week the BCS arguments get more ridiculous, and the more people argue about it, the more evident the need for a playoff in college football.
The polls are nothing more than opinions, and people are in a nationwide argument about whose opinion is right.
Every fan for every school in the Top 12 has a legitimate argument for being the best team in the nation.
I personally feel that Alabama is the strongest team in the nation, and it will prove that when it beats Auburn and wins the SEC title game.
TCU, Boise, Utah, Auburn, Oregon, Ohio State, Wisconsin and others also have a pretty good case for being the best.
In every sport, including football, you play to be the champion. You play to be the best team in your league.
You prove that you are the best team in your league by being the last team standing, beating all other teams who claim to be the best.
In college football, you don't have that opportunity. You just play, and hope that the people voting in the polls and the computers believe that your team deserves to be in the title game.
In college football, it's not about earning your way to a championship on the field. It's about money. If the leadership wanted a true champion, there would be a playoff.
All the fans from the big schools are quick to dismiss a team like Boise State when Bronco fans complain about the BCS.
Yet those same big school fans are the very first to complain when their teams get left out of the national title game, despite having the same record as the two teams that were chosen.
What happens when Ohio State or another one-loss team gets left out, while Alabama gets chosen to be in the national title game?
This year could very well end up being the most controversial year in the BCS. Every time the system is tweaked, it only gets worse.
Until college football mans up and has a playoff, all we have is 10 teams and fan bases believing that their team is the best in the nation with no way to prove it on the field.
Last season, Alabama and Boise State were the only schools to beat a BCS bowl team during the season and again in their BCS bowl games.
This year, the BCS bowls could easily include Oregon, TCU and Virginia Tech, but exclude Boise State.
Odds are the Mountain West Champion will get the automatic BCS bowl bid for the non-AQ schools.
Boise State will be available for selection again as an at-large bid, but may not get in because a team like Oklahoma or Ohio State will generate more ratings and revenue.
If you ask the money-hungry business men who makes money off college football fans, the BCS is all about ratings and revenue.
If you ask me, the BCS should be about finding out who the best team is and letting them decide it on the field. Otherwise, it's just an opinion that leads to pointless arguments, because every team can stand up and say, "We're the best."
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