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BCS Week 2 projection

Posted on: October 24, 2010 2:35 am
Edited on: October 24, 2010 10:48 am
 

It looks like it's going to be good week for Auburn in the BCS.

The way things are going, though, a week is as much the Tigers can hope for at this point. They seem to be the biggest beneficiary of Missouri's upset of BCS No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday night. The Tigers are projected to be No. 1 in the BCS on Sunday, followed by Oregon according Jerry Palm's projected BCS standings. Auburn came into Saturday No. 4 in the BCS.

The projection was made before the coaches' and Harris polls -- the two human components of the BCS -- were released on Sunday. Palm said the ranking depends on what the voters do with Auburn after its victory over LSU. Auburn began the day No. 5 in both the Harris and coaches' polls. If the Tigers were to jump over TCU -- No. 3 in Harris, No. 4 in coaches' -- then it could be safely in the top two in the BCS.

After that impressive 60-13 win over UCLA on Thursday, Palm projects that previous No. 1 Oregon will be No. 2 in the BCS. Losses by Oklahoma, LSU and Oklahoma State mean there are seven undefeated teams remaining, only four of them (Auburn, Missouri, Oregon and Michigan State) are from BCS conferences.

Auburn can't celebrate too much. Missouri's victory marked the third consecutive week a No. 1 has gone down on the road. The Tigers travel to Ole Miss this week. For the second consecutive week the BCS and human polls seemingly will be split with Auburn No. 1 in the BCS and Oregon No. 1 in the AP and coaches' polls.

Auburn would become the 13th No. 1 team in the history of the BCS, the fifth from the SEC. The official BCS standings will be released Sunday night.

Comments

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:34 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

YES!!! DEATH TO THE BCS!! let's go back to the way it was. Boise in the Humanitarian bowl against the #5 MWC team every year. That way the game would be hidden on some late night ESPN 3 spot and they would go back to being completly irrelevent. Good call guys !!



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:07 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

 My last comment ... MTD, the SEC is 14-5 in BCS games and 6-0 in championships ... that speaks for itself. No other conference can claim even half of that, In fact most can't even claim a .500 win % in BCS games ... and that doesnt even include all bowl games. Enjoy the hatorade though ....



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:07 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

he obviously lives in boise, idaho



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:05 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

MTD  ... name a big conference that doesn't have a couple filler games. Your football knowledge amazes me ...



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:04 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

u know nothing about college football if you dont see when sec beats these other conferences every year in bowl games, excluding the lower level teams that still get their win to become bowl eligible. the only other conference that may be able to say they are as strong is big 12 and most of the time they only have a few teams in top 25 but they are getting it done this year



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:04 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

yeah MTD .. I agree the SEC doesn't play anyone OOC ... Vat Tech, Clemson and Penn St ( too bad they suck this year) ... are trash right? None of those guys were ranked in the top 10 when we played them to start the season. They don't happen to play Michigan either at a neutral site in a few years or Penn St next year. And that's just Alabama ....

 As for USC beign the best at the end of the year a few of those years ... get off that BS. Try not to drop a game early in the season to some scrub team and you might win the National championship. Seriously that would be as bad as me crying at the end of the year If Alabama wins big in a BCS game ... but lost earlier this season. Not to mention I don't want to hear BCS bias .... LSU won a BCS championship and the AP voted USC number 1 that same year .... only time it has ever happened.



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:00 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

Your arguement is weak on who the SEC plays ouside of conference I said good teams not sisters of the poor.Oh you forgot Florida also played Miami of Ohio and is going to play Applachian St. of course at home.My bad



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:54 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

this yr...auburn plays clemson, alabama plays penn state who was supposed to be something, arkansas plays texas a&m, south carolina also plays clemson, floida plays florida st and it might be in the own state but they are still a damn good team. after sec does all that they play so other bitch conference champ in the national championship EVERY year and whoop that ass.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:54 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

i agree seahawk3133.   LSU, Auburn, and Oklahoma  were and ARE overrtated.  Boise St., TCU. and Oregon would kick the #&%&%  out of all 3 of those teams.  Yet (like you said) the flavor of the week jumps to the number 1 spot .  Wonder who it will be next week?



Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:51 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

As much as I hate the BCS (and I assure that hatred is deep), what I have come to hate even more are the BCS projections that come out hours before the BCS standings are actually released.  It's silly that such a great sport is sullied by such a ridiculous process (the BCS) for starters, but the shylocks that work the "expert" angle in terms of BCS projections have added a heavy dose of shame to the equation.


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