Oklahoma State's 44-10 victory was overly impressive, but it doesn't justify putting the Cowboys ahead of Alabama and sending them to the National Championship Game.
The humiliating loss Oklahoma State sustained against Iowa State made their efforts futile heading into their matchup with the Sooners.
The win makes them the No. 3 team in the nation, but it would have been impossible for them to jump over the Crimson Tide.
After beating OU, Mike Gundy said, "People have to decide if they want to see a 9-6 game or a 39-36 game."
Why would that matter? The best two teams should play, regardless of what conference they play in or what voters want to see. Booting Bama out of the No. 2 spot because voters want to see OK State's offense take on LSU's defense is almost unethical.
Who deserves to be ranked No. 2?
It's important to look at both teams' complete resume to truly tell who the two best teams in the nation are.
Alabama has wins over four ranked opponents and only one loss, which came in overtime against the best team in the nation.
Oklahoma State has an equal amount of wins over ranked opponents, and their victory over Oklahoma is more impressive than any win the Crimson Tide has come away with, but the Cowboys' loss to Iowa State is a blemish that is too significant to ignore.
Oklahoma State has earned the right to play in the Fiesta Bowl, but to say they should jump into the BCS title game because it would be a better matchup is absurd.