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BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

Posted on: October 17, 2010 8:43 pm
Edited on: October 17, 2010 9:20 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

The BCS rankings were just released on ESPN, and seeing Boise State at No. 3 is, at this point, trouble for the Broncos.

What's important to note here is that the BCS standings are, for the most part, resume rankings, and unlike teams in the power conferences, the cream of Boise's resume is done. Yes, the Broncos play in the WAC, but they've only played two of those eight games against that WAC competition thus far. Meanwhile, cupcake non-conference schedules are still being more heavily considered than conference games at this point in the season.

In other words, Boise State's not going to make its case on the field any better than it already has from here on out.

Now, this isn't to say that Boise State's chances are completely doomed; far from it. The Broncos are still ranked third in the BCS rankings, and there isn't much chance of them dropping any games and submarining their title chances from here until the end of the season. If Oregon or Oklahoma lose, the Broncos are in decent position. Their problem is that if teams like Auburn or LSU go undefeated, those teams are basically locks to pass Boise State -- and TCU's certainly not out of the picture, with its high-profile Mountain West Conference schedule still yet to come.

Still, though, the fact remains that Ohio State, Alabama, and Nebraska have all lost, and Boise State still needs help to get into the title game. That's not good news for the Bronco faithful in Idaho tonight.

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Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:59 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

Unbelievably, I see people talking about Boise State beating Oregon, "last season."  If nobody else will say this, then I will.  What happened last season has nothing to do with this season.  Please don't tell me what your team did last season, because it doesn't mean squat this year, and certainly should have no influence in this years polls!  If Boise played Oregon this year, and beat them, then that would be different --but they didn't!    ----Boise fans, please stop talking about last season's schedule; and take a realistice look at this year's schedule --because that is all that matters right now. 



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:56 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

@dohanut...i was under the impression that if a team is 'pre-season' ranked in the coaches' poll in the top 5, they MUST go to the NCG if they go undefeated & only ONE other major conference school has gone undefeated. Correct me if i'm wrong.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:51 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

"College Football continues it's self flagellating dive into completing it's tranformation of being a useless farce. If I were a school that was not a power conference, or a school in a "weaker" conference. I would secede from this BCS BS and allign to start a seperate league." (pimslapped1) ----------  I agree, and maybe schools go go even further than that, and just secede from the NCAA; because ultimately, that is where the buck stops.  I am seeing too much political influence in the major sports, and I am getting tired of it.  The NCAA is nothing without its meber schools; so these schools need to start speaking out.  They DO have a say here!



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:45 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

Va Tech has since won 5 in a row and will again win the ACC,  Oregon State was tied for the Pac10 lead with Oregon until Riley elected to go for two in OT.  Boise destroyed Oregon lasy year outgaining them almost 2.5 to 1 and beat them in Eugene the year before leading 37-13 going into the 4th quarter.  Boise also throttled Toledo who beat Purdue.  Utah figured out how the big boys do it by buying out the last 3 games with Boise as soon as they move to the Pac 10.  By the way, the non-AQ's have a better record than any of the six blue bloods since 2005 at 4 - 2 and one of the losses was TCU to Boise last year.  Boise has to play the teams in their conference, what were Alabama, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Oklahoma, California, USC, Illinois, Cincinnati and Nebraska's excuses because they all scheduled teams that Boise will play in conference in their OOC games.  Only the California-Nevada and USC=Hawaii games would be considered a regional fit.  Oklahoma bea ting Utah State by seven in Norman is a farce.  Utah State will probably end up 7 or 8th place in the WAC.  Hawaii ended up losing to USC by twelve and gained over 600 yards and Nebraska beat Idaho by 21 but 2 TD's were on interception returns. at least Hawaii and Idaho should battle Fresno State for third behind Boise and Nevada. 



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:41 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

I don't want to know who has the "best record," I want to know who the "best team" is.  A record is an inverse function of a team's schedule, and the conference it plays in.  If one good team beats another, does that mean that they are not longer the best team?  This is all becoming a ridiculous, political-circus, and people need to rattle the NCAA's cage, to let them know that it is time for a playoff.  There is serious disparity in the way that the polls are treating losses in the SEC, for example, and losses in the Big Ten.  Alabama loses, and they reamain in the top-ten (8th) --and the team that beats them moves into the top-ten (10th).  Now, this week, the team that beat them loses (So. Carolina), and Alabama still moves-up a spot, to seventh?  OSU loses to Wisconsin (who was already underrated 18th), and they move out of the top-ten (11th), and Wisconsin Moves into it (10th)?  In the even of a South Carolina loss, would one not think that, maybe, Alabama is not as good as previously thought --and they would stand-pat, or even lose ground in the polls (ala the Boise situation, earlier in the season?)?  There is obvious bias here, and we need to take the power out of the hands of these people, and put it back in the hands of the individual schools.  Colleges are being shafted, here, and nothing is being done about it. 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:28 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

Degrees and Certificates Offered at
Boise State University CodeDescriptionA.A.Associate of ArtsA.S.Associate of ScienceB.A.Bachelor of ArtsB.A.S.Bachelor of Applied ScienceB.B.A.Bachelor of Business AdministrationB.F.A.Bachelor of Fine ArtsB.G.S.Bachelor of General StudiesB.M.Bachelor of MusicB.S.Bachelor of ScienceEd.D.Doctor of EducationG.C.Graduate CertificateM.A.Master of ArtsM.A.A.Master of Applied AnthropologyM.A.H.R.Master of Applied Historical ResearchM.B.A.Master of Business AdministrationM.Ed.Master of EducationM.E.T.Master of Educational TechnologyM.Engr.Master of EngineeringM.F.A.Master of Fine ArtsM.H.S.Master of Health ScienceM.K.Master of KinesiologyM.M.Master of MusicM.N.Master of NursingM.P.A.Master of Public AdministrationM.P.E.Master of Physical EducationM.S.Master of ScienceM.S.N.Master of Science in NursingM.S.W.Master of Social WorkPh.D.Doctor of PhilosophyYeah, a real terrible place.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:23 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

College Football continues it's self flagellating dive into completing it's tranformation of being a useless farce. If I were a school that was not a power conference, or a school in a "weaker" conference. I would secede from this BCS BS and allign to start a seperate league. Why compete in a sport where you are predetermined to fail despite being perfect? Let the Big 10, 12, SEC, Big East, Pac 10, and ACC just play eachother for the title that is only theirs anyways. To all these conference whiners and propogators, let the other big money sport that has figured it out a whole lot more effectively answer your own questions. Butler, was about a quarter inch from winning the National Title this year in basketball. Who do they play? What is their SOS and body of work? What conference are they in? You would be very disappointed to the answer of all those questions. Boise State has beat every team that has been put in front of them over the last 4 years, including your traditional powerhouse programs. How they are being cheated should be illegal. We have seen this story before. They will continue to be perfect this year, and play for third or fourth place. Shameful. So take your talents elsewhere Boise, you have won the respect of fans nationwide. Why be play to a ceiling based on prejudice when you could be king in a a different league? You are not alone. Imagine college football today without the padded schedules of OOC teams like Ohio State play every year? Then they might earn some of the bias they are granted. The teams that pad the power conferences schedules would be the teams that make up the new league. College football reminds me of class highschool football. A 5a team can play a 4a team and lose, but a 4a team can never win the state championship in the 5a division, and that is the only one that really matters. So, why play the 5a teams?


diffendale
Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 10:06 am
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Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2010 9:42 am
 

BCS rankings bad news for Boise State

its a waste of time and money for boise and tcu to be where they are. its almost like they have some sort of "inside trader" crap going on with the bcs committee.... and its not fair to the rest of the schools busting their tails through a  hard schedule and boise keeps bringing in all this money..... i bet they really dont care about the trophy as long asthey keep getting the money!


diffendale
Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:01 am
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