BCS Bowl Games 2012: Awful Orange and Sugar Bowl Selections Kill BCS Credibility

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  A detail photo of the pylon during the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Ohio State Buckeyes at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The BCS should be ashamed of themselves for even trying to front that they are using a legitimate system that puts together five of the best possible matchups in college football at the end of the season.

There is no possible way that West Virginia vs. Clemson in the Orange Bowl or Michigan vs. Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl could be considered a top five matchup in all of college ball.

The only contractually obligated teams to play for BCS bowls were Clemson, after they beat up on the Hokies last Saturday for the ACC title, and unfortunately West Virginia, due to them coming out on top of the worst conference considered part of the automatic qualifying “Big Six,” the Big East.

Why were the Wolverines and V-Tech selected? Because they have “history” and “tradition” and “winning pedigrees?" Sure. But does that mean they deserve to play in a top bowl game when their record this season doesn’t indicate they should?

No. It’s because they have fans and alumni that they know will travel and shell out big bucks to this corrupt BCS system.

Money is what keeps this awful machine running and until teams start standing up and saying that it isn’t fair and threaten action, we will see more of the same.

Chris Petersen, head coach of the No. 7 Boise State Broncos, has finally had enough and spoke up.

"Everybody is just very tired of the BCS," Petersen said. "I think that's the bottom line. Everybody is frustrated. Everybody doesn't really know what to do anymore. It doesn't make sense to anybody. I don't think anybody is happy anywhere."

Of course he isn’t happy when his team gets passed over for the No. 11 and No. 13 teams in the nation.

Don’t forget Arkansas, Kansas State, South Carolina and Baylor as well as any number of schools who feel they deserved to play in a top-tier bowl game as well.

They should be clamoring for a playoff system to be implemented and threaten action against the BCS if there isn’t one. These hoodlums need to be driven from college football.