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BCS Rankings: 3 Teams That Always Get Too Much Love from the BCS

COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 24:  Case McCoy #6 of the Texas Longhorns throws a pass against the Texas A&M Aggies in the second half of a game at Kyle Field on November 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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William PenfieldCorrespondent IINovember 27, 2011

It is safe to say by now that the BCS is a flawed system. It is an inexact science that takes into account both a human element as well as multiple computers, who can't watch a single game all season.

Year after year, the BCS and its rankings seem to favor the same teams, and it is time that the higher powers in college football consider implementing a playoff system.

In all likelihood, we will see the SEC win its sixth consecutive BCS National Championship, with an Alabama/LSU rematch all but guaranteed this season.

The BCS shows the SEC love—but maybe too much love, because the current Top 3 are occupied by three SEC teams, while teams like Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech are sitting behind Alabama and Arkansas, despite having the same records.

Both Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech will have a shot at winning conference championships, yet they will likely finish behind an Alabama team that won't even play in its own conference's championship game. 

But the SEC teams are not the only ones favored by the BCS, as many teams with storied histories are favored as well.

For example, the Texas Longhorns.

The Longhorns have managed to stay ranked for much of the season, despite being a very mediocre team. 

Although not ranked very highly, it is still mind-boggling how Texas remained ranked in the BCS Top 25 after losing back-to-back games to Kansas State and Missouri.

With a win against Texas A&M on Saturday, the Longhorns will likely stay in the Top 25, despite not being near one of the 25 best teams in the nation.

Perhaps the team the BCS shows the most love to is Boise State.

I know, I know—how can the BCS possibly show the Broncos too much love when they have been undefeated multiple times without receiving a bid to the national title game? 

Well, the Broncos should be happy to get a bid to any BCS game at all. With the cupcake schedule they play each year, they don't really deserve to play in any BCS game, let alone the national title game. 

Once again, it seems as though the Broncos are on the verge of a BCS bid, despite being a one-loss team.

All of this favoritism can be solved with one solution: a playoff. Pin the Top 12 teams against each other in a bracketed playoff, and see who comes out on top.

Simple.

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