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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.. »

BIG XII FOOTBALL PREVIEW

July 28, 2009 under College Football

In a conference that returns not only a Heisman Trophy winner but also the big 12 2runner-up, the battle for a BCS Championship could come down to a divisional battle and one Saturday in October when Texas and Oklahoma renew the Red River Challenge.  It’s hard to find any preseason forecasts that have the league season unfolding any other way.  Except here.  To find out who will actually wear the conference crown, check out our Big XII Football Preview.


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