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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.


Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:54 am

BCS Week 2 projection

Yah.  West coast never gets any credit.  USC never got any respect and the fact Oregon is only #1 is further proof of this...You also actually made the point why people are skeptical of Boise St. when you said if they were in a major conference they would not win every game.  Which is exactly why they get passed over by undefeated teams that play in these conferences.  They are winning every game despite the competition.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:48 am

BCS Week 2 projection

No playoff is needed. It's college sports for crying out loud. The bowl games are for the college kids. You create a playoff and fewer teams go to bowls and fewer kids get the experience. Heck, I say get rid of the whole National Champion concept completely. The polls are heavily favored to the east coast and southeastern teams anyways. The BCS is made up by a bunch of guys that want the big market east coast and southern teams playing for huge TV ratings.

Boise St. is the best team in the country. Yeah, yeah... "but they don't play anyone", "they would never last in the SEC". Gimmeabreak. They have beat everyone put in front of them for the last 2 years. They would embarrass the SEC and the Big 12. They might not win every game, but who does in that conference? They would surely be battling for the conference title.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:21 am

BCS Week 2 projection

Can someone please explain how a team ranked 5th in two polls wins a game (albeit impressively) and jumps over a team ranked ahead of them in both polls when the team being jumped didn't lose? Auburn is staunch, no doubt, and I'd love to see an Auburn-Oregon title game especially with Newton barreling down on the Heisman, but how do you justify this?  The BCS sucks.  It's just wrong.  No other sport does this.  Every other major sport plays a playoff for the championship, it doesn't get awarded.  Possible solution: Go back to all schools having an 11 game schedule.  Set up an 8 team playoff - top 8 by rankings (YES, I know it's still using rankings but with this we'll at least PLAY for the championship).  Rotate the title game every year between the Sugar, Orange, Fiesta and Rose.  Also rotate each year the other two major bowls that get the Championship play-in game.  The remaining four games are played in the fourth major "odd man out" if you will for that year, and the other three bowls (Outback, Capital One and Cotton?) each year get the other three playoff games.  You can even rotate those bowls if you'd like so there's more revenue share.  Two teams play 14 games - only a game more than under the current system if they play in a bowl and one of the pre-season match-ups, AND, NCAA football can still dominate New Year's Day with the first four playoff games that day, so you have at least the same amount of revenue for those bowls (but probably more).  The other bowls still get the same revenue, the second round gets played the following Saturday and the final gets played on a Saturday night or Monday night (since there's no MNF in the NFL playoffs, and let's not forget, the Final Four plays the championship on Monday nights and it doesn't take any ratings hits).  I realize that the NFL starts to dominate Saturdays and Sundays that time of year because of the playoffs, but I'm sure it can be worked out.  I'm not the smartest man I know, so why can't the NCAA come up with a formula (if this wouldn't work) that would allow them to continue to line their pockets and give the fans a real title game?

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:20 am

BCS Week 2 projection

very true,,,, and all good points,,,except for 2,,,,auburn could've scored a touchdown against KY but elected to go with wes byrum and the field goal,,,,,,2nd why throw the ball when your team rushed for over 400 yds?  flustering the defense and winning the battle of the trenches  won that game,,,and should beat a very uninspired alabama,,,,even in Tuscaloosa

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:17 am

BCS Week 2 projection

It looks like college football is becoming professional wrestling. Maybe they could hire Vince McMahon to head the BCS. The simple fact is Boise St is the best in country. The BCS should give out a crown and tiara instead of trophy for their title game, because what I am seeing looks just like a beauty pagent instead of a football game. To all the potential recuits out there, if you want to get a worthless title, join one of the BCS princess teams, you want to play for best, go to Boise St, or Utah, or TCU.

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:07 am

BCS Week 2 projection

Yes, it must be, because Auburn is in the SEC.  But let's look at the might Auburn.
They beat Mississippi State by 3, Cemson by 3, and Kentucky by 3.  I am sorry, but
being able to edge out LSU at home is not domination worthy of a number one team.
The fact that Auburn could only manage 86 yards passing is also not charcteristic of
a numbe one team.  A quarterback that throws for 86 yards is not worthy of a Heisman
Trophy either.

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:07 am

BCS Week 2 projection

completely agree,,,,,,ole' miss has never been a pushover,,   but then again' neither has USC,,,oregon and auburn have tough tests ahead of them ranked or not,  white on white auburn will always be my favorite team in all sports,,,,ole' miss can exploit a secondary with their ex' duck qb,,,,,,,should be a great game and a big big challenge for auburn

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:03 am

BCS Week 2 projection

The road to the national championship goes through Tuscaloosa.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 10:53 am

BCS Week 2 projection

Let's just focus on Ole Miss.   Two SEC road games have been too close for comfort.  Ole miss is getting better each week.  This will not be easy, especially if we are BCS #1.

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 8:27 am

BCS Week 2 projection

ucla beating texas was the best thing that could've happened for the ducks,,,,,,it made people think they could play,,,,,after a loss to iowa'daho'iana one of those I states,,,pick one,,,,they're just fail,,,,,auburn on the other hand, put up 500+ yds,,,,against the best defense in the sec,,, but since oregon looks sooo preety,,,i say make oregon #1, 4 straight weeks where #1 goes down,,,,then auburn gets it in time for the chatanooga game,,,,,,,,,,break that curse,,,,and run the tables,,,,,,,,,,,,,war eagle!

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