Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Stanford, Okie State, Boise State, VA Tech, and Houston? If anything, the system is revealing its natural bias towards the SEC.
IMHO, none of those teams really scream "great" to me. Stanford maybe, Okie State plays little defense, Boise just kind of seems OK aside from a great QB, VTech just seems kind of blah, has Houston played anyone?
Perhaps its always been this way, I know the season OSU lost to Louisianna was very similar to this one. OSU shouldn't have been anywhere near a BCS title game, but apparently nobody else did either and they kind of were the last man standing on a team that was just "ok" Maybe most years are like that, which is my problem with the BCS. Outside of the title game, the other games are just for "show". Short of a playoff, I'd rather go back to the old system, then have a +1 of the top 2 teams after that.
Natural bias towards the SEC? I'm no SEC honk, I'm an OSU fan, but they've won the last 5 national titles and are the front runners for a 6th straight. They've done that w/ what, 4 different teams? (Florida x2, Bama, Auburn & LSU) They've knocked off the top team from the B10 x2, the B12 x2, and the P10. Over a period when the ACC & Big East have pretty well sucked at either the top or overall (or both in some years), an SEC team has knocked off a team from the best that the other power conferences could throw at them. I don't know if the SEC plays the BCS "game" the way the Big East used to play the RPI "game" in basketball to inflate their resume's better than other conferences, but I do know when its mattered most over the last 5 years, they've proven they're the best. They've shown its not just 1 team propping up a conference, but a handful of teams that can ascend to the top. The SEC has earned the respect they're getting on the football field.