Boise State Football: Why Georgia Holds the Broncos' Future in Their Hands

Chad ScottCorrespondent IINovember 6, 2011

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 3: Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos greets a member of the Georgia Bulldogs after the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome on September 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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In what seems to be an absolutely disgusting reality for the Broncos, both the AP and Coaches polls have placed a one-loss Alabama ahead of an undefeated Boise State. As of right now it is a moot point because both Stanford and Oklahoma State are undefeated.

If it means I don't have to watch an all SEC BCS Championship Game, I would gladly accept both of those teams remaining undefeated and Boise State is relegated to the Fiesta Bowl once again.

Unfortunately, it is highly likely that both Stanford and Oklahoma State will lose at some point this year. Stanford must get by a very strong Oregon as well as Notre Dame, who can be tough if the right Fighting Irish team shows up.

However, there is an alternative and one team holds the key to potentially saving the BCS from itself and elevating Boise State to it's rightful place in the BCS Championship Game.

Even though it's a long-shot, Georgia has now moved up into the No. 1 spot in the SEC East, and given South Carolina's recent troubles, the Bulldogs are in a position to win the entire SEC. If you remember correctly, Boise State dominated Georgia in the Georgia Dome on September 3rd.

If this magical situation were to occur, Boise State would be in the BCS Championship Game even over an undefeated Stanford or Oklahoma State and definitely over a one-loss Alabama. 

The reason behind this is Boise State would be able to use the BCS's logic against them. The BCS has spent the better part of the past decade building up the SEC as the premier conference in all of college football (even though every year there is more than one undefeated team).

If Georgia won the SEC, which is entirely possible, not only would the SEC be left out of the BCS title game because Stanford or Oklahoma State would be undefeated, but Boise State would almost be guaranteed a spot. 

If Georgia becomes the best team in the best conference in the country, then didn't Boise State beat the best team in the country? By their own logic, anyone who could beat the SEC champ and stay undefeated definitely deserves the BCS Championship Game.

By keeping Boise State out in this situation they have to admit that the SEC is not the best conference since beating the SEC champion does not warrant a berth to the BCS Championship.

This won't happen, though, because the SEC is the mafia of the college football world. Last year, Alabama should have defeated Auburn, but the Tide seemed to "forget" how to play football in the second half. An Alabama win would have left the SEC out of the BCS Championship and I'm sure the SEC is doing whatever they can to make sure an SEC team is in the BCS Championship every year, no matter the cost to the individual team.

Regardless, Bronco fans will just hang on to the hope that Georgia continues to win and the BCS chooses the two best undefeated teams go to the championship. But sometimes I wonder if SEC fans want Georgia to lose just to spite Boise State. In the meantime, GO DAWGS!