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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 TEN FOOTBALL PREVIEW

August 4, 2009 under College Football

Looks like a cakewalk for Ohio State in ’09 as their biggest obstacle to a National Big TenChampionship is a huge non-conference game in Week Two.  Penn State is generally regarded as the Buckeyes’ most worthy challenger although; a dark horse could pass them in the standings.  Rebuilding was never a term associated with Michigan football but that’s just where they find themselves as coach Rich Rodriguez enters his second year.  The bottom of the conference is especially weak this season, so upsets will be few and far between.  Can Jim Tressel steer his Bucks’ through the slate unscathed?  Is there enough left in JoePa’s tank for one last run?  Who’s going to Pasadena on New Year’s Day?  Check out our Big Ten Football Preview.


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