Powered by Max Banner Ads 

Bama Slips; Cracks Open BCS Door

October 11, 2010 under Uncategorized

Boise State and TCU Continue Uphill Climb

by Eddie Mayrose

As soon as the dust settled on the South Carolina Gamecocks’ upset victory over previously unbeaten Alabama, the BCS spin doctors kicked into high gear while trying to protect what they perceive to be the integrity of the controversial system used to determine college football’s national championship.

Strength of schedule is the most common, and tired, argument offered as the reason schools from conferences that don’t automatically qualify for the BCS should not be part of the equation.  As if a one-loss team from the SEC merits more consideration than Boise State, a team that’s lost but once in three seasons while winning  both of its BCS Bowl games. Or a TCU squad that was two seconds away from playing for last year’s title.  Had Nebraska held on in the Big XII title game, the Horned Frogs would’ve squared off with Alabama instead of the overmatched Longhorns.  Then there’s Utah, sporting a 9-2 record against BCS opponents since 2007 and, before Saturday,  the last team to beat Alabama. Click here to read more.. »

First BCS Ratings Out: Bad News for Boise State

October 22, 2009 under College Football, Uncategorized

A look at the first BCS standings of ’09 reveals Texas as the team with the inside track to texas beats outhe championship game, Cincinnati as the team with the largest potential to move up and Boise State as the school dealt the toughest hand.

In knocking off Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout, the Longhorns vanquished the toughest opponent on their schedule and will need to fall victim to an enormous upset if they’re to be kept out of the Big XII championship game. They’ll be heavily favored over the North division champ and a victory would guarantee an invite to the BCS title game.  Their current position at #3 in the rankings is of little consequence as both Florida and Alabama are guaranteed a loss as SEC foes.

Should each of the aforementioned Southeast rivals get knocked off before then, so much the better for Cincinnati, who’ll leapfrog Boise as long as they continue to win.  The Bearcats still have BCS-ranked opponents in Pitt and West Virginia while the Broncos have no such matchup.  For Boise, the one slim hope to hold on to is that Oregon, a team Boise beat handily in its season opener, wins out in The PAC Ten.  Even if that happens, Boise’s chances are remote. Once Texas beat Oklahoma, the door slammed on the Broncs.

Game of the Week

TCU vs. BYU–  The Horned Frogs travel to Provo looking to enhance their BCS resume and, somehow, claw their way past Boise State and into a BCS Bowl invitation.  Currently ranked #8 in our poll, TCU knows that it can point to a decisive victory over the Cougars as a signature win as BYU has already hung a loss on Oklahoma.  It’s a tall order in BYU’s building, with QB Max Hall comes off his best game of the season. Hall however, struggled vs. the Horned Frogs last season in a two interception, seven sack performance.  Look for TCU All- American DE, Jerry Hughes, to wreak havoc on the Cougars.

CollegeSportsView Top 25

1) Florida 6-0
2) Texas 6-0
3) Alabama 7-0
4) Boise State 6-0
5) Cincinnati 6-0
6) USC 5-1
7) LSU 5-1
8 )TCU 6-0
9) Oregon 5-1
10)Iowa 7-0
11)Miami 5-1
12)Georgia Tech 6-1
13)South Florida 5-1
14)Virginia Tech 5-2
15)Oklahoma State 5-1
16)Houston 5-1
17)South Carolina 5-2
18)Penn State 6-1
19)BYU 6-1
20)Kansas 5-1
21)Ohio State 5-2
22)Notre Dame 4-2
23)Utah 5-1
24)Pitt 6-1
25)Texas Tech 5-2

Five to Watch

Oklahoma (3-3)
Nebraska (4-2)
Wisconsin (5-1)
Auburn (5-2)
Nichols (3-4)


 Powered by Max Banner Ads