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BCS projections, Nov. 19, little movement

Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:19 am
Edited on: November 27, 2011 4:57 pm
There shouldn't be very much movement in this week's BCS standings

Arkansas fell to tenth in the coaches' poll and ninth in the Harris poll.  The Hogs will still be pretty high overall this week, but outside the top five.

Alabama's lead over No. 3 Virginia Tech is 120 points - or more than two points per voter.  That means the Hokies are more like the fourth-rated team than the third-rated team.  Stanford is only two points behind Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma St is another 44 points back of that.  It's hard to imagine voters voting one of those three teams up suddenly next week.

The bowl projections have been updated.  Michigan is still slotted in the Sugar Bowl, although the Wolverines will need to get into the top 14 to qualify.  They project 16th this week.  The projections assume losses by Georgia and Oklahoma, and they should also pass whichever team loses the Big Ten title game.

One thing that baffles me is the notion that we will have an LSU-Alabama rematch for the BCS title no matter what happens next week.  That's silly.  There is no justification for rematching those teams if Georgia wins the SEC.  If there is going to be a rematch at that point, it should be Georgia-LSU, not Alabama-LSU.  Alabama would have won nothing.  Not the division, not the league, nothing.  I realize that is true even if LSU wins the SEC, but it's a lot easier to make the case that the Tide is the second best team in the league (and country) if only one team was more successful than them in conference play.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:09 pm

BCS projections, Nov. 19, little movement

What happened to the notion that to play for a National Championship you needed to win your conference??  Alabama isn't even PLAYING for their conference championship! 

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:04 pm

BCS projections, Nov. 19, little movement

Good point. One could argue for Alabama's shot at NC game by referencing NFL And MLB wild cards, but NCAA football doesn't have a playoff. Too bad for Bama, but if UGA beats LSU they have a better claim for playing for NC than Bama. Too bad for UGA that logic and fairness don't exist in college football. Congrats to BAma for working the system and scamming their way into NC game. Getting tired of the cheating and scamming coming from the state of Alabama the last two years.

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