College Football: Boise State, the BCS and All the Other B.S.
It's that time of the year once again. Top teams are falling for the first time, and all the talk in the college football landscape is about upcoming matchups and the often controversial BCS Standings.
This year, it appears to be a five-team horse race between LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Boise State. But, that will change this week with the big LSU-'Bama game.
The question has already been posed: If the winner of this game goes unbeaten, and the loser runs its respective table, should we see a rematch? This, assuming that both OSU falls to OU and Stanford is edged by Oregon.
The answer should be a big, "NO!"
Boise State is in the same position it was a year ago: unbeaten, in the Top Five, with a marquee road win against a major BCS power.
So, why is nobody talking about them getting to N'awlins?
If you've watched enough college football this year, you have seen that this team is just as good as any of the others bunched in the Top 10. It's beating teams by an average of 27 ppg, it has a legit Heisman candidate leading the way at QB and it should go unbeaten at 12-0.
But, where does that put Boise State?
Sitting on the outside looking in is where it puts the little guy from the Spud state. The Broncos will need help to say the least.
Boise would need Oregon to beat Stanford, Oklahoma to beat OSU and then, in my opinion, the Broncos' best bet to get in would be with an LSU win this weekend, followed by an Arkansas upset over the Bayou Bengals over Thanksgiving weekend.
In this scenario, it would eliminate any talk of not letting Boise in the title game, as they'd be the only unbeaten up there, no disrespect to Houston.
The bottom line is that there's too much politics in the system.
A one-loss Oregon team that beat Stanford and won the Pac-12 may be too "sexy" to keep out of a potential rematch with LSU or a game with 'Bama.
Arguably, it appears the B.S. will probably reign supreme once again in the BCS.
Boise State will probably end up No. 3 with a trip to the Fiesta Bowl to play either the Big 12 champ or another at-large.
The system isn't perfect, but then again, most systems in this country are broken or corrupt. I guess that's just life.
So, who do you think plays for it all?
Does Boise deserve a shot at the glass ball? What needs to happen for the Broncos to break through?
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