National Championship Improbable But Possible

 

BCS Rankings: November 26, 2001

  1. Miami (FL)
    2.
    Florida
    3.
    Texas
    4. Nebraska
    5.
    Oregon
    6.
    Tennessee
    7.
    Colorado
    8.
    Illinois
    9.
    Oklahoma
    10.
    Stanford
    11.
    Maryland
    12.
    Brigham Young
    13.
    Washington State
    14.
    Washington
    15. Georgia

 

Just when you thought there was no way a team with two losses could play for the National Championship; BuffsInsider has done the research to prove you wrong.

Of course we admit that it is a long shot, but we haven't been able to say CU and National Championship in the same sentence in years.

Here's the scenario:

First, the Buffaloes must beat Texas in Saturday's Big 12 Championship game. The Longhorns are ranked #3 in the new BCS poll and the Buffs moved from #15 to #7.

#6 Tennessee plays #2 Florida Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. The Buffs need the Volunteers, the lower of the two, to beat the Gators and then lose in the SEC Championship game.

#5 Oregon must plays inter-state rival Oregon State at home on Saturday and must lose that game.

And just when you think you're done with the red-faced Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma keeps their National Championship hope alive by losing to Oklahoma State. 

Nebraska fell to #4 in the BCS, but is still ahead of Colorado. The Buffs must hope their victory over Texas does enough to catapult them ahead of the Cornhuskers, which in one guy's opinion should. 

The Buffs do not need undefeated Miami to lose Saturday at Virginia Tech, because they only need to reach No. 2. 

So there you have it, an improbable scenario for the Buffs but not an impossible one.

Go CU, Tennessee (until the SEC Championship game) and Oregon State!


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