"We were talking about the BCS last year when we went to Tech," Brown said. "Weve been around long enough. We ought to understand that stuff. You get what you deserve in the end. Right now, its just barbershop talk. And there were four Top 10 teams last week (Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Iowa) that were probably talking about it some."
Even with just three weekends left in the regular season, a BCS rating remains tentative. Its possible (and even likely) for teams to drop in the ratings without even losing a game. And teams like Texas can leapfrog previously higher rated programs (such as Michigan and Georgia). The Horns jumped seven spots from last weeks ratings. Thats why Brown wants his team to leave all the BCS talk in the barbershop and concentrate on improving the next couple of weeks. Oh, and winning, too.
"If we dont win the next two, we dont have a chance," Brown said. "Its about the next two. And if we dont win this one, you dont have a chance at the next one. What they (team) have got to do is be mature enough that they understand that you get what youre supposed to get in the end. You dont get it by talking about it; you get it by playing for it. Weve been in this position three years in a row so they ought to understand that by now."
The real party crasher is overrated TCU. While I have a fondness for the Frogs, they have no business being listed as a BCS No. 6. Dont be impressed by the undefeated record. It came against a slate of weaklings (the toughest opponents would be Louisville and Navy). As I mentioned yesterday, TCU would have five losses if it had Texas schedule. For now, the Frogs are just .6 of a percentage point behind Texas for the No. 5 spot.
THE TOP SIX BCS TEAMS & REMAINING SCHEDULES
1. OKLAHOMA: Baylor, at Texas Tech, Big 12 Game
2. USC: at Arizona, UCLA, Oregon State
3. OHIO STATE: Purdue, at Michigan
4. LSU: at Alabama, at Ole Miss, Arkansas, (probable SEC Game)
5. TEXAS: Texas Tech, at Texas A&M
6. TCU: Cincinnati, at So. Miss, SMU