Originally Posted by MaineRed
I know it would be "tough" for a team from outside of a big conference to play in the title game. But that wasn't what you said before. You seemed to be implying that it was against some rule or something.
Teams such as MAC teams get penalized because they play in weaker conferences. And that is why the SOS is down in the 100s. They don't get the respect, don't get the votes and the computers knock them down as well, because of the SOS. But teams like Kansas who just happen to be playing a MAC schedule, despite being in a BCS conference get this extra respect.
I have great respect for teams in the BCS and agree they should be the only teams who get title shots. If in basketball we just picked a final 4 every year, George Mason would never get in. What I'm saying is lets not be blind and give Kansas credit they have not earned. It is all fine and dandy that they are listed on paperwork in the Big 12 office. But they lucked out with their schedule and don't have to play Texas and Oklahoma. I'm sorry, the conference you are in shouldn't be part of the argument if you don't play the top two powers in said league (in the regular season).
Wouldn't we be arguing about the schedule if there were 3 undefeated teams from BCS conferences? But since we are down to 2 we just assume the two undefeated teams are the best and move on? It doesn't matter who you play, so long as you go unbeaten?
Chip, your comment that the other conference champs just shouldn't have lost a game is pretty short sighted. LSU couldn't play a schedule as easy as Kansas unless they left the SEC.
I think you are going to be pretty disapointed with the title game if Oregon and LSU don't lose another game while OSU stays unbeaten. The BCS has their own rules and one loss teams are allowed in, even when there is a team with no losses from a BCS conference.
I'm not saying it's against the rules for a non-BCS school that isn't Notre Dame to get into the championship game but the deck is stacked very heavily against them.
I understand my comment about those other teams not losing a game are shortsighted. But that's the way the rules are unfortunately. Is a 1 or 2 loss LSU team better than an undefeated Kansas team? More than likely. But since there is no playoff, LSU can't redeem themselves and Kansas gets to play in the championship game. And if Kansas does go undefeated, they have to win the Big 12 championship game where they will play Oklahoma. Nobody would be arguing about Kansas right now if LSU had beaten Kentucky. Right now a loss to Kentucky by LSU still trumps a Kansas win over Iowa St. or Kansas St. or Nebraska. But if LSU loses another game, and Kansas keeps winning, LSU is out of the picture.
I just think it's a shame it's never going to be settled on the field.