Year after year, Boise State puts together a solid national championship resume. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, they never actually get their shot.
And that's going to keep happening.
As we have seen, Boise State finds a way to miss out on a national championship, and that's going to continue.
The Broncos have one of the best college football teams every year, but that doesn't mean a whole lot.
Until they play a tougher schedule, they won't find themselves in the Top Two of the BCS. Ever.
I give credit to Boise State. They have done their best to schedule big-time games in each of the past two years, and they've won them both. However, that doesn't mean much.
When an SEC team loses only one game, that's more impressive than an undefeated Boise. And that's not very subjective. If an SEC team maneuvers its way through conference play without a loss, and falls in the SEC title game, they probably defeated five ranked teams.
How is that less impressive than Boise State defeating one ranked team on the road?
Plus, Boise has reached a point where ranked teams don't really want to play them. Good teams don't want to risk a loss so early in the season. Not to mention, if that team defeats Boise, pundits will simply write the win off as Boise being a fluke.
As a major conference team, there's no reason to risk that.
Finally, by looking at Boise State's conference, it's clear that no team will ever give them a quality win. In addition, every team is gunning for the Broncos every week. As we saw last year, that wears Boise down, and at some point, a team will steal a win from them.
Look, I'm not saying the Broncos won't ever deserve a national title shot. They simply will never get it. Their schedule is too weak, it is nearly impossible for them to realistically strengthen it and the mental toll it takes on them is too much.
It's too bad, but Boise State simply will never play in the national title game.