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What if....?

Posted on: November 22, 2011 10:32 am
 
The only sure thing in the BCS title chase entering the second-to-last weekend of the season is chaos.  Well, and that LSU will play for the title if it finishes 13-0.

But, what if....

...Alabama beats Auburn?  Barring other upsets, Alabama is likely to play for the title too, but it's not a sure thing.  Voters could get to December 4th and decide they don't want a rematch and/or do want to reward a conference champion.  Is that likely?  It wouldn't seem so, and the only team I could imagine voters going for otherwise would be current human poll No. 6 Oklahoma State.  It's going to be tough for the Cowboys to catch Alabama with Virginia Tech and Stanford ahead of them in the polls though.

...Arkansas beats LSU?  Well, assuming Alabama beats Auburn also, the SEC West falls into a three-way tiebreaker, which in this case, would be decided by BCS standings and head-to-head.  The lowest-rated team of the three in this coming Sunday's rankings would be eliminated, and then head-to-head between the other two would decide it.

So, traditional voting patterns would indicate LSU would drop to third (he who loses last, loses worst).  That would give Alabama the division crown.  You could also make a case for ordering them Arkansas, LSU, Alabama (they beat each other, of course, but Bama's win came at home, while the others won on the road).  That would give Arkansas the West title.  I can't imagine Arkansas winning and still being third, but if that happened, LSU is still the West champion.

In any event, whichever team won would play for the BCS title as a 12-1 SEC champion.  That team's opponent is more uncertain, but it could be one of its divison foes, or again, Oklahoma State.

...Georgia wins the SEC?  I don't think it's a difficult concept to accept that the top two teams in the country could be in the same conference.  But, if that is truly the case, don't you think one of them could manage to win the league?

If the Bulldogs pull it off, expect them to shoot way up the rankings.  They might end up even being the top rated SEC team in the human polls (assuming they beat Georgia Tech this week).  In 2001, two-loss, Big 12 champion Colorado finished ahead of one-loss Nebraska in the polls, but NU ended up in the BCS title game anyway because the polls were only 25% of the formula back then.
In any event, this is the best case scenario for an Oklahoma State or Virginia Tech (if the voters still love them) to get into the title game.  I doubt very seriously that we would have two non-champion SEC teams playing for the BCS title.  However, if that does happen, Georgia still would get to go the Sugar Bowl as the SEC titlist.  That situation is the one exception to the two-team-per-conference limit.

Comments

Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:54 pm
 

What if....?

no rematch back in 06 Ohio State(1) beat Michigan(2) everybody cried no rematch, Michigan had thier chance, did not win the Big Ten, so what happen Ohio State vs Florida NOW GRANTED Ohio State and Michigan both lost credilbilty when they both lost thier bowl games, bottom line NO REMATCH NO REMATCH
Bo hoo Boo hoo, the poor Big 10. If you guys would focus on playing legit football versus tattoos and covering up little boys booty episodes you might be worth taking seriously.  What the next domino to fall?

 



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:50 pm
 

What if....?

Not like my opion matters, but this is my opion. You should have to win your confrence to play in the BCS title game reguardless of record.Then sort it out from there. In the NFL the 2 confrence champions play in the Superbowl (Yes I know this is not the NFL). Us fans are never going to get what we really want intil they have a playoff anyway.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:32 pm
 

What if....?

no rematch back in 06 Ohio State(1) beat Michigan(2) everybody cried no rematch, Michigan had thier chance, did not win the Big Ten, so what happen Ohio State vs Florida NOW GRANTED Ohio State and Michigan both lost credilbilty when they both lost thier bowl games, bottom line NO REMATCH NO REMATCH



Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:11 pm
 

What if....?

So, if Arkansas wins they would be doing so on the road. Likewise, LSU beat Alabama on the road. Alabama beat Arkansas at home. This to me seems like the weak link in the circle of beats that would be occuring. If the pollsters want an all SEC affair, they could rank them Arkansas, LSU and Alabama because of this fact. I would also argue that if the pollsters didn't want an all SEC affair, they could use this scenario to move both LSU and Alabama down to like #3/#4 or #4/#5. I think this issue with who won where will allow the logic to be used that LSU is better than Alabama, and if LSU drops, so does Alabama. I am not saying it is right or wrong, I am just pointing out an angle that pollsters may be grasping for if they truly don't want an all SEC NCG.

I have already been planting this seed with some influential bloggers also in hopes that it gets out there more. The reason I said this is because I have not seen it written anywhere else, and thought of it on my own. 



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:11 pm
 

What if....?

Alabama cant even kick a field goal beyond 30 yards.  Do you really think these defenses can stop a more high powered offense?   LSU can score...but neither Alabama nor Arkansas have a quarterback who can throw a 30 yard touchdown to in the last 8 seconds of the game.  Defense wins championships, but I dont think these defenses can stop USC more than the SC's defense can stop Arkansas.
Who the hell is SC?"  Shorter College?

Tyler Wilson is SEC leading QB and is on pace to break all of Ryan Malletts records.  CBS need to do drug testing or screen acccount better. 



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:08 pm
 

What if....?

heyhey no way.

Hogs have 1 National Title, 3 for LSU and Bama has 13 - x = y

Anyway Hogs 1 championship  is more meaningful. When the folks on crack yelling Houston,  Stanford, OSU, OU, Boise and Virginia Tech get out the way, Hogs will make it 2 National Titles on Jan 9.

How bad azz is SEC?

In it highly possible that Alabama or LSU play Arkansas for National Title while  Georgia plays in the Sugar Bowl.

You go SEC!!! SEC!!! SEC!!! 



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:07 pm
 

What if....?

Alabama cant even kick a field goal beyond 30 yards.  Do you really think these defenses can stop a more high powered offense?   LSU can score...but neither Alabama nor Arkansas have a quarterback who can throw a 30 yard touchdown to in the last 8 seconds of the game.  Defense wins championships, but I dont think these defenses can stop USC more than the SC's defense can stop Arkansas.



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:46 pm
 

What if....?

Look in the mirror if you wanna see a clown donousley. The NCAA investigation of the LSU football program already came and went with no sanctions. Sounds like you're jealous of a powerful program that could add a 3rd BCS title since 2003.



Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:45 pm
 

What if....?

Man you are wasting your breath if you try to tell a bama fan they dont have 13 titles. trust me. their grandfathers instilled it in their heads that alabama is the greatest team of all time and they earned all those titles. no bama fan will look further into it to see the real story cause grandaddy has spoken! haha



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:40 pm
 

What if....?

Isn't the objective to see who is the best team in the nation? if the rules state that #1 and #2 are the contenders for that crown, what is the problem? There are people on here that are suggesting that shennanigans should occur so that LSU/Bama does not occur simply because they "will be bored" or "not enough money will be made".


It is not supposed to be about what is best individuals or corporations. It is about who is the best team in the nation.


If Bama is not #2, then who is and why? And if they are #2, why should they not play in the game?


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