Were the Texas Longhorns Done Wrong?

Robert MacDonaldContributor IDecember 7, 2008

I can't help but feel sorry for the Texas Longhorns.  They beat a team that gets to play in the BCS National Title game.  There are many arguments, but however you look at it, Texas was done wrong.

If Texas were in any of the other BCS Conferences, they would have been playing in the Conference Title game against Missouri.  They would have beaten Missouri for the second time, and well on their way to a match against Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators.

The Big 12 needs to change their fifth tie-breaker.  Instead of basing anything on BCS standings, the fifth tie-breaker should be head-to-head matchups.  If they really want to use BCS standings as a tie breaker, make it the sixth tie breaker.  Or even seventh.  Right after drawing straws out of a hat.

This is a tough situation overall.  No team in the country has been playing better than Oklahoma.  They've been dominating all their competition.  That's not really Texas' fault, though. 

As bad as I feel for Texas about the situation, I don't know that I could see them beating the Gators. 

I despise the Gators and Urban "Oscar" Meyer, but they also are dominating teams.  The way they played Alabama, I was impressed.  Tim Tebow certainly made a case for his name to be mentioned in the Heisman voting.

The BCS is ruining college football.  There's no other way of looking at it.  In what other major American sport is the winner picked by a computer?  Okay, the winner isn't picked by the computer, but the two teams that get to play are. 

Big 12, please change your tie-breaking rules.  College Football, please get rid of the BCS.  I don't really care what format, but we need a playoff.  A plus one, a four-team playoff, an eight-team, even a 64-team playoff.  Anything would be better than what we have now. 

Texas deserves a chance at redemption.  Unless the AP voters declare a Co-Champion, Texas has no chance for it.  That stinks!