BCS Rankings: 5 Teams Who Should Be Higher in the AP Poll
The AP poll is out and that is often a good pre-cursor to what the BCS may look like. And if this is the case, there are some teams that may have the right to complain when the BCS does come out this evening.
Often in the latter stages of the season, you have to wonder what voters are thinking about when they fill out their ballots ranking the top 25 teams in FBS college football.
Sometimes I wonder whether there is a certain point where voters just stop watching and if the conference championship games matter for anything more than money and TV ratings.
In looking at the AP poll, here are five teams who should have got a better deal than they got in terms of top 25 votes.
No. 23 West Virginia
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West Virginia pulled out a huge win on the road at USF to all but secure the Big East's BCS berth.
The reward? The Mountaineers were bumped up just one spot in the AP rankings.
The Big East is certainly the weakest of the AQ conference, but its champion ought to be ranked in the top 20 of the AP poll.
No. 22 Southern Miss
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Southern Miss shocked the C-USA world when the Eagles took down the undefeated and seemingly BCS bound Houston Cougars.
However, despite the loss, Houston sits at No. 20 two spots ahead of Southern Miss—I will never understand that.
No. 18 Georgia
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It's a tough life in the SEC,
Do the Georgia Bulldogs really deserve to be dropped six slots because they couldn't hold on to a 10-0 lead and lost going away against what is clearly the nation's top team in LSU?
Personally, I was pretty impressed that Georgia led this game at the half and I thought it was more of an indicator of how great a team LSU was rather than an indictment of Georgia.
No. 13 Michigan
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Michigan State lost an absolute heart-breaker that made Wisconsin the Big Ten champions for 2011.
U Mich sat idle, watching the championship game on television.
It seems as though Michigan will be sent to the BCS game with an at-large bid instead of MSU, shouldn't U Mich., who is a spot behind the Spartans, be ranked ahead of them?
No. 9 Wisconsin
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The Badgers did their part, winning the conference championship game to earn the BCS bid for the Big Ten Conference.
I guess the Boise State Broncos did as well with their win over the always amazing 1-11 New Mexico Lobos.
I am not sure how the Big Ten champs are ranked behind a one loss Boise State team, especially when it will be Wisconsin heading to the BCS and Boise likely headed to the Poinsettia Bowl.