Bowl Projections: Houston Will Be Robbed of Shot at BCS National Championship

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent INovember 27, 2011

TULSA, OK - NOVEMBER 25:  Offensive lineman Jacolby Ashworth of the Houston Cougars celebrates with the band after the game against the Tulsa Hurricanes November 25, 2011 at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Houston defeated Tulsa 48-16.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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The Houston Cougars are going to get screwed out of a chance to play at the BCS National Championship Game this year.

They are going to go undefeated if they beat the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the Conference USA title game. But they will have to settle for playing in a lesser BCS bowl game.

This isn’t fair.

The LSU Tigers—should they beat Georgia in the SEC title game—would be the only other undefeated team. LSU will, without a doubt, be going to the national title game. Heck, they might go even if they lose to the Bulldogs.

Sure, the SEC is probably better top to bottom than C-USA, but I don’t see how the only two unbeaten teams in the nation shouldn’t play for the national title. LSU has already beaten Alabama, the team that is most likely going to be their opponent in the title game.

How teams that can’t even make their own conference championship game can play for the national title is beyond me.

Why not give a team that has beaten every single one of their opponents a chance to play the only other team that has done that as well?

If anything, this should have fans and school officials up in arms for a playoff system. Seed these powerhouse teams and have them play one another to see who really is the best.

What is the point of not doing so? Are SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC and even Big East officials scared that a team like Houston, Boise State or TCU would crush their programs and prove that college football is no longer an old boys club?

I think they are.

So, instead of letting the two teams most deserving of the national championship play one another, we are going to get a rematch of a game that was already played in the regular season.

Doesn’t make any sense to me.