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Oct
03
2011

Is this the year the BCS implodes?

Back during the 2004-2005 college football season 5 teams USC, Oklahoma, Auburn, Boise St. and Utah finished the regular season undefeated. We hoped it would lead to an end to the BCS. It didn’t. At the time only SEC Champion  Auburn was considered to have a legitimate gripe. This was before teams like Boise St. and Utah had proven themselves capable of beating anyone they played on a given day. Now in 2011, the BCS may have a controversy on their hands that would drawf anything in 2005.

The ultimate BCS’s nightmare could happen. 5 of the 6 Automatic qualifying BCS conferences could have undefeated champions with legitimate resumes. Sorry Big East as usual you’re the guys left out. Don’t forget about Boise St. The Broncos took on possible SEC East Champions Georgia and ran them out of Atlanta.

Take a look at the scenarios that are currently unfolding and the teams and conferences involved.

SEC

LSU 5-0

Alabama  5-0

The BCS is so thankful these two play each other later in the year. The sad thing for college football fans is that the loser might still be the 2nd best team in the country.

Big 10

Both Wisconsin and Michigan play Illinois, probably eliminating the Illini, but there’s a chance both the Badgers and Wolverines run the table, especially with Ohio State not being able to complete a forward pass. Wisconsin and Michigan can meet in the new Big 10 Championship which will eliminate 1 of them. We’ve gone through 2 conferences, and we already could have 2 undefeated teams.

Wisconsin 5-0

Michigan 5-0

Illinois 5-0

Big 12

Oklahoma and Texas play on the 8th eliminating one of them (probably Texas). This conference gets nice little round-robin tournament between it’s current undefeated teams. At most only 1 team comes out of this conference perfect. That’s makes 3.

Oklahoma 4-0

Oklahoma St 4-0

Texas 4-0

Kansas St. 4-0

Texas Tech 4-0

Pac 12

Yep Stanford could run the table too with QB Andrew Luck. He might win the Heisman. That would be 4 undefeated teams and counting.

Stanford 4-0

ACC

The ACC with 2 teams in the BCS conversation? That in itself is a nice change. If Clemson and Georgia Tech keep winning as expected they will play in the biggest conference regular season game of the ACC expansion era on the 29th of October. That could be 5 folks.

Clemson 5-0

Georgia Tech 5-0

And of course Boise St. who’ve already cleared their biggest hurdle in Georgia. Houston could also have a perfect season further adding to confusion. The Cougar’s schedule though, pretty much eliminates them. There aren’t any high profile wins of note. I don’t think even undefeated they reach the top 10.

Boise St. 4-0

Houston 5-0

There you go. A not out of the question scenario where we finish with 6 count’m 6 undefeated teams all that would finish the season in the top 10 and conference champions. I hope to see the chaos. We can only hope that this will mark the beginning of the end of the BCS.


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