Edition 57 “BCS Junk or Entertainment?”

So once again BCS talk is really heating up as we enter the last few weeks of the season.  There are still 6 undefeated teams left that are all looking strong. So as always there are question marks galore. 

If 3 teams go undefeated who goes to the National Title game?  If 5 teams go undefeated, which one or even two gets left out from a BCS bowl game? The questions could go on for days.  Even when the final regular season game is played, many questions will still remain.

At this point with 6 teams being undefeated, it is possible that 5 of them could potentially end the year undefeated.  Other than Florida and Alabama having to lock horns in the highly touted SEC title game, if these other teams do as they are expected, they all very well could end up undefeated.  This would leave us with 5 undefeated teams!!  So then what happens in this scenario? 

This year in College Football, the SEC is once again widely regarded as the best conference in the country.  The Big 12 is once again “thought of” as being very strong, yet they are not what they were last year.  The Big 10 is looked at as slow, boring, and vastly overrated.  The Big East is looked down upon by many, yet they have 4 teams in the BCS top 25, which is tied for the most out of any conference.  The Big East has 4 of their 8 teams in the top 25 so maybe they deserve a little love?  The ACC is as always not looked too highly upon, yet they have a few solid teams in Georgia Tech,  Miami, and Virginia Tech.  The PAC 10 is looked at as solid and the teams really seem to be beating up on each other as of late.  But really, how do we know which conference is the best conference?

Going into the year there were many predispositions that automatically made people say the SEC was the best conference due to Tim Tebow and the amazing speed of all the teams in the Conference.  And I am not saying that this is not true.  Everyone said the Big East was weak in football and simply a basketball conference, so they had no top 25 teams in the preseason (now they have 4).  The ACC was looked at in a similar regard to the Big East.  The PAC 10 was thought to be strong, with the likes of the Trojans and Ducks, but Oregon went down against Boise State to start the year and all the sudden the perception was that they were not all that great. Ohio State went down to USC early on and all the sudden it was the same old slow and boring Big 10.  The so-called really tough Big 12, which had McCoy and Bradford coming back, was thought to be in competition with the SEC as the best conference, but now has just 2 teams ranked in the top 25.

I mean perception is reality in College Football.  It is so hard to know who is deserving of what.  There is no real way to know until there is a playoff.  But let’s be honest, do people like to argue about this stuff? You better believe it.  Though the BCS is a horrible system and screws teams every year, it really does provide entertainment and keeps people arguing each and every week.  So would College Football want it any other way?

You guys tell me?

Stay tuned for Edition 58.



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