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This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

Posted on: November 20, 2008 5:56 pm

Two teams from the Big 12 playing for the national championship? Absolutely. Three teams from the Big 12 in the BCS? You bet.  Only one team from the SEC? It could happen.

Here's how:

Alabama loses to Auburn, then rebounds to beat Florida in the SEC title game.

Missouri beats Texas Tech in the Big 12 championship game.

That leaves a top four in the BCS that would look like this:
1. Texas
2. Oklahoma
3. Alabama 
4. USC

The BCS championship game would be Texas-Oklahoma but a spot would have to be reserved for Missouri, the Big 12 champion. Rules state that only two teams from a conference can go to the BCS bowl. Oops. They would have to make room for three.

Assume that Oregon State wins the Pac-10 and goes to the Rose Bowl. That would guarantee USC a spot as an at-large because it finished in the top four. It also means only one SEC team (Alabama) would be in the BCS.

Florida would be shut out because the at-large spots would go to Utah, USC, Texas and Oklahoma. That's right, two at-large teams would be playing for the national championship!


Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2008 8:49 pm

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario


Your nightmare scenario was and is not possible.  The provision for a third team from a single conference is to accommodate a conference champion and two non-champions ranked 1 and 2.  The team beating Missouri would be the XII champion.  Rules 5 and 6 add #3 or #4 provided that no at-large team from the same conference qualifies for the national championship game.  Also, the Big East does currently have an automatic bid.

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2008 11:51 am

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

This is impossible. The only way TT gets to the Big 12 championship game would be if OU loses in to Okie State in Stillwater. That would drop OU out of consideration for the BCS. Nice try.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2008 9:48 pm

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

cbrandtw: In your scenario, I'd say it's Florida vs. Missouri (both 2-loss major conference champs).  And if Missouri loses to Kansas (just to complete the mess), then bring in 2-loss Texas or Oklahoma.

In the current state of the game, I really can't see the voters letting any non-BCS school into the title game, unless it was a team that was ranked highly from the start and also came from a conference with several nationally respectable teams.  This year's BYU might have been a contender had they gone undefeated, but the WAC is just too thin after Boise.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2008 5:03 pm

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

Let me get this straight. If I was rooting for USC to play in the championship I would have to root for Oregon State to win the PAC 10? If USC wins the PAC 10 then they'd have to play in the Rose Bowl? They should make it less confusing for me. College football playoffs! Who cares about disrupting the footballers academic schedules. They didn't go to college to do well in class. They went to show off their football talent, learn life skills and develop into a well rounded mature young man. Well, 1 out of 3 isn't bad.

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2008 3:40 pm

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

How about this what if?

Bama loses to Auburn and Florida

Texas Tech loses to Oklahoma and Missouri (in Big 12 CG)

Texas loses to A&M

Oklahoma loses to Oklahoma State

Florida loses to Florida State

USC loses to UCLA or Notre Dame

Utah loses to BYU

Penn State loses to Michigan State

Ohio State loses to Michigan

Does that mean Boise Sate is playing in the National Championship game? It's possible the Smurf Turf would be represented.





Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2008 3:04 pm

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

Shouldn't the college football columnist know the difference between his a$$ and a hole in the ground, at least concerning college football?

Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2008 2:07 pm

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

Scenarios are one thing and the games yet to be played will probably weed out some of these teams but my big problem with all of these scenarios is where is the love for Florida coming from?  They lost to an unranked team at home, there is no way they should be picked to go to the national title game(assuming they beat Alabama)over Texas or Texas Tech if each of these teams end up with one loss.  If OU wins out they and TT should play a rematch of this weekends game for the national title.  If Tech wins out it should be a rematch of texas and TT for the title.  If Alabama and TT win out no arguments as to who should play as both teams took care of business and went undefeated.  I hate USC and even they have an argument against Florida as they at least lost to a ranked team.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2008 1:13 pm

This week's BCS Doomsday scenario

Here is a scenario guaranteed to piss off most of the nation:

  1. TTU wins out, and Texas stubs it's toe on A&M (hey, I didn't say this was likely)...Oklahoma and Texas eliminated from NCG.
  2. FSU beats Florida, Auburn upsets Bama, and UF wins the SEC title game after a disputed call...Bama & UF eliminated from NCG.
  3. Oregon beats Oregon St, and UCLA punks USC...Trojans eliminated from NCG.
  4. BYU beats Utah and Michigan St sneaks past Penn St

That leaves us with Texas Tech vs Ohio State in the NCG.

Hey, similar strangeness happened last year.  Only this time, OSU wins as Texas Tech succumbs to the first real defense they've faced.  This would be tarnished by the entire SEC crying foul, claiming that no NCG is legitimate if one of their teams is not involved.  The SEC then secedes from the NCAA and claims that Bama is the legitimate NC as they end at the top of the Eufala Times Poll.

Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2008 11:44 am

This week's BCS Armageddon scenario

It is also possible for the Nittany Lions to get in the title game also, but that isn't going to happen either

Since: Jul 16, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2008 11:43 am

How do you figure this???

If you are assuming that Texas Tech gets beaten by Missouri in the Big 12 championship, then that means you are also assuming that Texas Tech wins against OU and Baylor....finishing the regular season 12-0 and makes it to the Big 12 championship.   And they would probably be #1 in the country by a pretty comfortable margin at that point.

If that was the case and then they lost to Missouri in the Big 12 championship why do you assume that Texas and OU, who TTU would have already beaten according to your hypothetical situation, would jump over TTU in the rankings to play each other for the NC game???

So if TTU beats Texas and OU straight up and then loses to Missouri, they get automatically jumped by both Texas and OU???

Is it just me or does this scenario not make any sense to everyone else??

It's ridiculous how Dodd keeps his job after all the crap he writes week after week.

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