Originally Posted by Chip R
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.
I don't follow. Kansas gets to play in the title game? Only if they finish 2nd and right now that spot is occupied by LSU. Plus they'd have to jump over Oregon. You seem to be implying that because Kansas is unbeaten it is their spot, no matter what the BCS standings say. That just isn't true.
When it comes to Kansas vs. LSU or LSU vs. anyone for that matter, not named Ohio State, the Tigers have redeemed themselves. They are number 2 and comfortably ahead of number 4 Kansas in the BCS standings.
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'm not disputing that. I agree the deck is stacked against them. That is my point. The deck is stacked against them because they play weak schedules. They don't play big boy college football so they don't get the respect and like I said earlier, they don't get the votes.
My point is, Kansas is playing a Bowling Green schedule. They are in the Big 12 but they got lucky with the schedule and avoided the Michigan and Ohio State of the league. They officially are in the cushy BCS conference but it isn't enough to just say, they are in a BCS conference and LSU is in a BCS conference when talking their schedules. There is more to it than that.
To this point Kansas is getting respect that they have not earned when looking at how teams before them were evaluated. If Kansas can be number 4 playing a MAC schedule then there is no reason whatsoever a MAC team that was unbeaten couldn't get that high or as high as you expect Kansas to go.
Save me the "its how the rules work". I get that. I just happen to disagree with it.