Nine weeks of the college football season are behind us, and the naysayers are already out in full force.
Boise State shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as the national championship game.
In the football world, this is a topic that divides the fans into two distinct camps the same way that politics divides persons as either liberals or conservatives.
I am a fan of the underdog, and have always been so. Nothing pleases me more than seeing a powerhouse get knocked off by a team perceived as unworthy to even be on the same field. Boise State is often referred to as the BCS buster; in actuality though, the Broncos are the BCS underdog.
The BCS is a system that favors the major/popular conferences of college football. Winners of these well-known conferences are rewarded with automatic invites to BCS bowl games no matter how pathetic their records.
Teams from non-automatic qualifying conferences have to bend over backwards to even be considered for one of these prestigious games. As of right now, Boise State is in a very good position to be considered for a BCS bowl game.
It appears that Boise will finish the year with a perfect record and another undefeated season. However, there is already talk of a one-loss team jumping Boise, if needed, for a shot at the title game.
The waiting game has begun. Boise will have to see what hand the powers-that-be of the BCS will deal them. They will continue to do their part—which is to continue winning. The BCS will continue to do its part—which is continue to making excuses.
I'm sure the creators of this BCS system didn't plan on a team like Boise State. They usually fill all the requirements of a non-automatic qualifier and just will not go away.
Should the Broncos stumble this season, then the BCS officials' hands would be clean. But if the Broncos are the only undefeated team left standing, then any excuse made to bar them from a shot at the BCS title will be a travesty.