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Let's face it, if your team is not No. 1 (or darn near close to the top) then the rankings just aren't right. Most diehard fans will argue days on end about how their 2-6 ACC team would dominate that undefeated SEC team that is currently number one. OK, it may not be that drastic, but you get the point.
Some fans have a reasonable argument, like the Boise State and TCU fans who have been undefeated in the past and had nothing to show for it. I agree that at some point they deserve a shot, but again, it all depends on perspective.
If you ask an SEC fan, the Boise State's, TCU's and teams in similar situations should not even be in the same sentence as a team like LSU, Alabama, Florida, etc.
I'm sure we all remember a few years ago when an undefeated Hawaii team was "cheated" out of a national championship game; instead being placed in the Sugar Bowl.
The 12-0 Hawaii team (No. 10 in the BCS rankings) went into New Orleans to play the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (10-2). There was an uproar when Hawaii, the only undefeated team in the country, did not get a title shot. What happened next? The Bulldogs preceded to destroy the Warriors 41-10.
The next argument may be about the previous year when Boise State upset Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, 43-42. That team could have won the national championship that year, right? They were cheated out of an opportunity because they were not ranked high enough. Again, it is all about perspective.
The point is, the rankings do not matter. We've all heard the saying, "That's why they play the game." It's true, especially in college football. We, as fans, cannot complain about our team not being appreciated enough or another team being overrated because the rating system simply does not matter.
Any team can win on any day.