Banging with the BCS National Championship Game

by on December 3, 2007 updated December 3, 2007

 The BCS National Championship Game is set. The LSU Tigers will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Superdome in New Orleans. Now comes the inevitable uproar over whether the right choice was made. Let’s take the Buckeyes first:

As a member of the Big 10 the Buckeyes faced four ranked teams on their schedule, namely Purdue(#23), Penn State (#25), Wisconsin (#21), and Michigan (#21) and beat them all. At 11-1 the only blemish on their record comes from a loss to Illinois.

As a member of the SEc the LSU Tigers faced seven ranked teams, none lower than #17. Unfortunately losses to Kentucky and Arkansas mar their record.

What’s my point? Don’t really have one. But if I did I would reiterate my previously expressed opinion that the SEC is the toughest conference in the nation from which a team can emerge unscathed. It happens very rarely because the talent level across the SEC is so good these teams spend their time beating each other up and very rarely does anyone come out undefeated. the last one was Auburn a few years back.

So did the BCS pick the right teams? Arguments will fly back and forth but itseems pointless to pick apart an obviously flawed sytem. The coach from Georgia seemed upset but it’s hard for me to agree with him. The Bulldogs not only didn’t win the SEC Championship, they didn’t even win their division. They may be the hottest team in the SEC right now but early losses closed the door on them. They’ll just have to enjoy the Sugar Bowl until a real college football playoff system comes around. And it will. Eventually. Sometime. Maybe.  


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