What would happen if we had BCS college football playoffs? Every Monday, we will take the top eight teams from the AP polls and break down the playoff brackets.
Capital One Bowl (No. 2 vs. No. 7)
Alabama vs. Texas Tech
Texas Tech has so far played a Division III schedule. Their second half schedule is brutal. Alabama will outclass Texas Tech.
Alabama 31, Texas Tech 0
Outback Bowl (No. 4 vs. No. 5)
Missouri vs. Texas
Chase Daniels vs. Colt McCoy—another shootout with tons of offense. This will also be a fun game to watch. I am still not sold on Missouri. Missouri opened with Illinois and barely won the game with their shaky defense. These two teams will meet in three weeks. For now, go Horns.
Texas 47, Missouri 41
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 3 vs. No. 6)
LSU vs. Penn State
LSU has not looked like the National Champs. They are breaking in a new QB. Like Penn State, LSU has not played any tough competition. After Week Five, LSU has barely beaten Auburn and just beat Mississippi State. Penn State's Spread HD offense will overwhelm LSU’s defense. Derrick Williams will be the X-factor.
Penn State 27, LSU 21
FedEx Orange Bowl (No. 1 vs. No. 8)
Oklahoma vs. BYU
This will be an aerial assault on both defenses. Sam Bradford is a tough QB with lots of experience playing in tough games. This will be a game that will go back and forth, but in the end, Oklahoma’s experience will prevail.
Oklahoma 41, BYU 35
Rose Bowl (Winner of No. 2 vs. No. 7 and No. 4 vs. No. 5)
Alabama vs. Texas
Nick Saban vs. Mack Brown. The first QB with over 300 passing yards wins the game.
Alabama 31, Texas 30
Allstate Sugar Bowl (Winner of No. 3 vs. No. 6 and No. 1 vs. No. 8)
Oklahoma vs. Penn State
Paterno vs. Stoops, Clark vs. Bradford. Spread HD will be on display for both teams. In the end, Penn State will ultimately end the game with an interception.
Penn State 37, Oklahoma 35
FedEx BCS National Championship (Winner of Rose vs. Sugar Bowl)
ALABAMA VS. PENN STATE
WOW, this would be a dream matchup and an instant ESPN classic. Saban vs. Paterno. Could this be a revenge game for Penn State? Wouldn’t this be the perfect way for Joe Paterno to retire—with a National Championship win over Alabama?
Penn State 21, Alabama 17
Rankings as of Sept. 26, 2008
1. Oklahoma (43) 4-0 1,599
2. Alabama (21) 5-0 1,565
3. LSU 4-0 1,466
4. Missouri (1) 4-0 1,453
5. Texas 4-0 1,362
6. Penn State 5-0 1,252
7. Texas Tech 4-0 1,105
8. Brigham Young 4-0 1,098