Ah, BCS Chaos. The guys from the Bowl Championship Series like to say that the chaos is what makes the BCS exciting, but this might be a bit much. With a host of one-loss teams sitting behind LSU and Oklahoma State waiting to make an argument for who should play in the title game, it got real interesting real fast.
It wasn’t enough that Oklahoma State loss in Ames, IA on one of the saddest days in the history of the school, but Oklahoma lost in the final few seconds in Waco against Baylor and Oregon lost at home to a surging, yet ineligible, USC team. Just like that, we have lost the best of the rest to multiple losses, and no on really knows who will play in January for the title.
Further, the Hogs, Arkansas that is, should be celebrating its chance to make the BCS title game after knocking off Mississippi State and setting up a showdown with LSU in Baton Rouge this week, but one of its players inexplicably past away on Sunday. Suddenly, the thought of a BCS title does not seem so important. Hog and Cowboy fans are mourning.
Finally, it’s safe to say that the SEC West is by far the toughest division in the entire country. Now, LSU, Alabama and Arkansas are 1-2-3 in the polls. That is ridiculous.
So, this thing is not decided by a long shot. Hang on for the ride, and until we have a playoff, this is what we will get every year.
4. Virginia Tech – The Hokies will want that game back with Clemson, and just might get it in the ACC Title game. First, they have to win at the ranked Virginia Cavaliers.
5. Stanford- What do I do with these guys. They actually lost to Oregon but beat the same USC team that Oregon failed to beat home.
6. Oklahoma State – The Cowboys loss at Iowa State isn’t quite as bad as it looks. It’s always tough to play at someone else’s place. It was a tough day for the Cowboys on Friday. The Cowboys may bounce back big against the Sooners.
7. Houston - The Cougars dominated a good SMU team with the pressure of ESPN Gameday on campus. Next, they go to Tulsa to finish off the C-USA West Division. Then, on to the C-USA Title Game and then on to a BCS Bowl game.
8. Oregon – The Ducks are probably the best of the 2 loss teams. They might have been heading to a straight national title game had they not lost to USC at home. Of course, they way this year is playing out, they still might get there.
9. Georgia – The Dogs are one of the hottest teams in the country. They will make for a dangerous opponent in the SEC title game. Whichever team goes from the SEC West better bring their A game.
10. Oklahoma – First the Sooners turn in a inexplicable performance against Texas Tech at home, and then they failed to take Baylor seriously in Waco. They have to go to Stillwater next weekend, and, while I know they will be ready, it might not be enough. Passing teams seem to bother them.