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Latest BCS bowl pairings

Posted on: November 22, 2009 2:56 pm

For now, the BCS bowl pairings come down to this week's Oklahoma State-Oklahoma game

If Oklahoma State wins ...

Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. TCU
Sugar Bowl: Alabama/Florida loser vs. Cincinnati/Pittsburgh winner
Orange Bowl: Clemson/Georgia Tech vs. Iowa
Rose Bowl: Oregon/Oregon State vs. Ohio State
BCS title game: Texas vs. Florida/Alabama winner

If Oklahoma wins ...

Fiesta Bowl: Iowa vs. Boise State
Sugar Bowl: Florida/Alabama loser vs. Cincinnati/Pittsburgh winner
Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. TCU*
Rose Bowl: Oregon/Oregon State winner vs. Ohio State
BCS title game: Texas vs. Florida/Alabama winner

*-In this scenario if Clemson wins the ACC it cannot meet TCU in the Orange Bowl. That would be a rematch. If that's the case, the Orange most likely would pick the Big East winner, especially if it is Pittsburgh. That would put TCU in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama/Florida loser.

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Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2009 3:12 pm

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Go Auburn; Keep your offense going against the Alabama Crimson Tide!!!

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2009 3:57 am

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I hate to say it but I really think it is a "no brainer" and that PSU will be the team chosen.
I think you're right and that further proves that H2H means nothing to voters and Bowl Commitees. It's pathetic that a team that won on the field would be overlooked when all other things are equal.

It's no wonder teams refuse to play non-AQ schools. There's nothing to gain. Florida and Alabama can play cupcake non-conference schedules because "the SEC is so tough." Really? Then why aren't there any other teams above .500 in league play? Because the SEC is a joke being perpetrated by the media to convince us they are the best conference. Their supposed strength of schedule is tied to the voters talking about how great they are all the time. LSU is a fraud and whomever wins the SEC Championship will be exposed as a fraud against Texas.

My hope is that the loser will play TCU and be further exposed.

Fuq the SEC and the BS system that pumps money into the coffers of the unworthy.

Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2009 4:57 pm

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It is amazing to me all the talk about why Iowa should be chosen over PSU for the BCS.  What eveyone seems to be forgetting is that one of the main criteria that is also looked at is the last three games of the year for each of the teams.  In that period Iowa is 1-2 and PSU is 2-1.  PSU also has a very impressive victory over Michigan State on the road last week while Iowa struggled to a 12-0 victory over Minnesota at home. People can go into analyzing the games/records all you want but each team still has two losses.  Granted one of PSU's losses is to Iowa but that was almost two months ago.

As for which team travels better, all I can tell you is that all of the experts on the sports oriented website blogs have said that PSU travels better than Iowa, Boise St. or Oklahoma St. which is one of the main reasons PSU is even in the mix.

I actually agree that it would be a shame to see PSU move ahead of a school like Boise St. but if we are talking about choosing between Iowa, PSU and Oklahoma St., as far as everything else is concerned those three teams are basically even in the BCS rankings. The bowl that has the pick will most likely choose the team that can draw the most people to the game and from a television rating standpoint.  How many people from Iowa or Oklahoma are going to be watching versus Pennsylvania with two larger cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh?

I hate to say it but I really think it is a "no brainer" and that PSU will be the team chosen.

Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2009 4:26 pm

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. If Nebraska wins then Texas goes to the Fiesta and that knocks out Boise too.

If Nebraska wins Big12CG, Nebraska goes to Fiesta and Texas will likely be picked by Orange or Sugar.

SEC Champ will definitely be in NCG but the next pick would be interesting if Texas loses a game, possibly undefeated Cincinatti or TCU.


Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2009 4:01 pm

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Why is Iowa in both scenarios. I see no reason for Iowa to be picked ahead of an undefeated Boise State nor ahead a one loss Cincinatti, or an 11 win GaTech if GT beats UGa and loses the ACCCG.
I could see Iowa a possibility if Cincinatti and GaTech both win out.  Why is Iowa getting so much love?

Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2009 2:27 pm

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Could say, TCU, BSU and Cincy sue Florida and the BCS over the use of "national champions" when each of those others have just as much right?'s like saying Penn State should have sued the countless times they went undefeated and untied and weren't named MNCs.  And, we don't have a true has never existed.  The true champion isn't being determined on the field.  The AP doesn't have to vote for the BCS title game winner.

Also, this is the system that ALL conferences and schools have agreed to...they can't sue when they're a part of it

Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2009 2:24 pm

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Only one non-AQ team can earn an "auto" bid under the current system.  Even if BSU if 4 (which they wouldn't be in that scenario--a 1-loss SEC team would still be ahead of them regardless of the score) they can not claim an auto-bid.  Just like a 3 teams from a BCS conference wouldn't if they were 1-3-4 or 2-3-4...

Boise State needs Oklahoma State to lose AND for Texas to win the Big XII title game to have a chane...and it would help if Ga Tech lost as well because the Sugar may take a 3-loss Va Tech or Oregon over them depending on how things play out.

Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2009 1:25 pm

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On your first point, you are wrong, a BCS team must be BCS bowl eligible, not bowl eligible.  Therefore it must either win its conference championship, or be ranked in the top 14 in the final BCS standings, so no Notre dame & MN have no chance over Iowa, or PSU for that matter.

Bottom line is the final 2 spots will go to either Iowa, Boise St, oklahoma St., VTU, PSU or maybe Pitt/Cincy loser.  (or obviously TX or GT should they lose).

While PSU may have a huge advantage over Cincy in fan following, Iowa is famous for their traveling party and would definitely fill the stadium.  As far as TV ratings, honestly none of these teams are Notre Dame or USC.

As far as Iowa being lackluster.  They showed up when it matter most - 4th qtr in Happy Valley, and took OSU to OT in Columbus.  PSU on the other hand- two home losses to the only good teams in the Big X. 

Sorry, but I think it would be a damn shame if PSU were picked over Iowa.

Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2009 10:48 am

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What the hell?  Had TCU won that game THEY would have been in the BCS game, not Utah.  TCU dominated that game for 59 minutes, of course they played their best.  What a ridiculous insinuation, and ludicrous post.

You belive that some team will lose a game one year, in hopes that it will boost the conference in hopes that if they go undefeated the next year, they will then get an opportunity. 

find someting else to "bother" you.

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2009 10:32 am

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Had to make some assumptions on teams so I had to consolidate.


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