SjT: Again the "B" in BCS Stands for...

OK, the BCS computers do understand one thing, Northwestern is in the top 25 at #21. As the quiz show guys say, that's ours to keep and nobody can take it away from NU [unless it changes], but there are teams and conferences who seem to get a pass from the BCS when its time to rank college football teams in America and Steve is calling "foul."

The Big XII.
It used to stand for the Bowden Computer System after it favored 1-loss FSU year after year over other 1-loss teams, despite the weak ACC (pre-Big East
raid).

But in the last few years, it seems to have stood for Big XII.
  • * In 2001, it placed Nebraska in the title game ...even though the Huskers didn't even play in their own conference's title game and were destroyed by Colorado in their season finale. UNL lost to Miami in the Rose Bowl. The main victim? Pac 10 champ Oregon.
  • * In 2003, it placed Oklahoma in the title game ...even though the Sooners lost their conference titlegame to KSU in humbling fashion. The Sooners lost toLSU. The main victim? Pac 10 champ USC.
  • * In 2004, it placed Oklahoma in the title game overequally unbeaten (and from a much stronger league)Auburn and the Sooners were squashed in the titlegame. But it also bumped Texas up a spot in the final poll to earn the automatic at-large berth. The mainvictim? Pac 10 runner-up Cal.
And now the BCS has Texas as the #1 team in the nation over USC. The same USC who hasn't lost in a couple years, is a two-time defending champion and has perhaps the best offense in college football in a decade.

Texas' most impressive wins? At Ohio State is big, but on par with the USC win at Notre Dame. And I guess Oregon is on par with Texas Tech (though playing at Autzen Stadium is different than playing at home vs. the overrated Red Raiders). And I don't think there's any question the Pac 10 is a better league this year than the Big XII. So it is close, but a win over TTech flips the 1/2 spot? Please!

The good news? At least this time it's 1/2 flopping and it shouldn't affect the national title game, so we'll settle this on the field.

Still, I know I'm new to this Pac 10 territory thing in Arizona, but I'm starting to see this "West Coast Bias" thing ... and Pac 10 fans really gotta be ticked over the Big XII bias in the BCS that's hurt them the past few years.

On the plus side, the BCS still ranks ND #15 (we gotta HOPE the Vols can salvage their season and win in South Bend in 2 weeks to keep ND out of the BCS) and NU is up to #21 (with Michigan #25)!

I will give the B(C)S one thing - it does create controversey over its befuddling logic!

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-SjT


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