Boise State Should Have Been National Champions

Colin LinneweberSenior Writer IJanuary 14, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Head Coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos meets Heads Coach Gary Patterson of TCU Horned Frogs after the Horned Frogs 17-16 win over the Broncos during the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 23, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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The Boise State Broncos unjustifiably finished the 2009-2010 football season ranked number four in The Associated Press Top-25 Poll.

The Broncos (14-0) cemented their asinine fourth-place ranking after they defeated the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs (12-1) 17-10 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4.

Voters ultimately awarded the national championship to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0) in lieu of their 37-21 victory over the Texas Longhorns (13-1) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Despite the fact that they both previously lost to Alabama, Texas (13-1) and the University of Florida Gators (13-1) concluded the year ranked ahead of the Broncos in the polls.

"I’ve said this all along," claimed Broncos Head Coach Chris Peterson, 45, who is 49-4 since he took over in Boise in 2006. "Rankings don’t mean much to us."

It is fortunate for Peterson that "rankings don’t mean much" to him.

Because, if they did, he would be seething that his undefeated squad wasn’t at least afforded the number two overall ranking behind the Crimson Tide.

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Texas and Florida had their respective opportunities to trump Alabama and they failed.

Both the Longhorns and Gators had statistically blemished records this year.

The Boise State Broncos were unconquered in 14 games and they now have virtually nothing to show for their vast accomplishments on the gridiron.

The Broncos flatly deserved to share the national championship with the Crimson Tide.

However, because Boise State is perceived as a far less prestigious football program than Alabama is, such a scenario was never given genuine consideration by voters.

It has long been established that the BCS is a flawed system.

Nevertheless, the realization that Texas and Florida were granted more respect in the polls than Boise State proves that the entire BCS arrangement is an utter sham.

In an episode of Seinfeld , Cosmo Kramer once asked George Costanza if he had "any conceivable reason for even getting up in the morning?"

Costanza answered that he "like(d) to get the Daily News ."

Thanks to the inane BCS format, Broncos players don’t have "any conceivable reason for even getting up in the morning" if their aspirations are to capture an NCAA Division I national championship.

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