Act your wage.
- 27 Dec 2001
Well, the one positive side of all this BCS garbage is that we have something to talk about every year about this time!
Yeah in 2003 USC was ranked number one in both the ap and coaches poll and number three in the BCS, as a result Oklahoma and LSU played each other a #2 vs a #3 for the national title. USC played #4 Michigan and beat them handily. The AP writers who had USC number 1 awarded them the National title. The coaches poll and the BCS handed the title to LSU, thus guaranteeing a split national title. The coaches signed a contract at the beginning of the BCS to award their title to whomever plays in the BCS bowl. Many of the coaches however voted USC a number #1 spot in addtion to giving the BCS trphy to LSU.
OK Is there any question that the BCS is still screwed up? They got it right, the USC vs. Michigan game proved it.
Michigan loses by 3 AT Ohio State. Florida wasn't even in the discussion two weeks ago -- it was going to be Michigan or USC vs. Ohio State. USC loses and then Florida sneaks in ahead of Michigan, probably because Florida has been playing recently and Michigan hasn't. Also, Florida's coach has been quite vocal about why they deserve to be in the title game. That's his right, and Michigan's coach decides to keep quite and let the BCS do its job without begging for votes.
High school football, pro football, college basketball, pro basketball, college baseball, pro baseball -- all these have a playoff system. College football is the only one without it, and it needs one else we have this discussion every year for eternity.
The BCS has not been in the favor of many, many college football fans throughout the country but this matchup is very intriguing regardless if fans disagree or not. 1st ever meeting between the Buckeyes and Gators. Both teams have exceptional athletes. Urban Meyer, an Ohio native, will go up against the school he grew up rooting for. Jim Tressel, undefeated in BCS bowl games and his 4th Fiesta bowl appearance this decade alone.
I'm picking Ohio St. in this game. Florida, in my theory, will probably contain OSU's running game with their speed at D-line; as well as to contain QB Troy Smith in not allowing big plays. The OSU WRs, to me, will be the "X" factor of this game. Sure contain WR Ted Ginn Jr. from running a track meet, but WR Anthony Gonzalez runs just as fast plus catches the football much better than Ginn. It opens up the little known receivers on OSU's side. Florida will score, by a balanced attack, if they watched the OSU/Michigan game and Michigan's balanced attack. If this game ends up being around the mid 20s-30s in points, it plays into OSU's hands. Every big game I've seen OSU play, if it stood in the 20s, Tressel grinds it out like no other coach I've seen and only saw lose once and that was vs Texas in '05. Oh, as I mentioned before, OSU is making its fourth trip to the Fiesta Bowl this decade. The environment will not be something new for them.
Who's your pick and reason for it?
P.S. Damn USC >< If only they had not lost to UCLA at the end of the season.
Bowl Championship Series... see wikipediad entry:interesting....
but if someone can just clarify what BCS stands for in this instance it might make more sense to me. At the moment I am puzzled how the British Computer Society has managed to get its hands into American College Football
Bowl Championship Series... see wikipediad entry:
its how they formulate who should play who for the collegiate American football championship...
I don't understand how the BCS Championship Game is bigger than the Superbowl.