Daily Archives: November 29, 2009

“College Football Photo Finish”

Heading into the last weekend of regular season play, there are still many question marks remaining on how this college football season will finish.  One thing is certain though.  The winner of the Florida/Alabama heavyweight SEC title game will be punching a ticket into the National Championship game.  Texas, who looked vulnerable against A&M, will punch a ticket into the National Title Game as well if they defeat Nebraska in the Big 12 Title game.  This is the most likely scenario of what will happen.

But what if Texas loses?  Does a one loss Texas team get into the National Title game over an undefeated TCU or Cincinnati?  This is a very tough call.  Most fingers would point towards Texas still getting in over TCU or Cincinnati, but is it right?  Especially to the Bearcats of Cincinnati, who are in a BCS conference and would deserve a shot if they went undefeated.  Not to mention TCU has looked extremely impressive down the stretch and I do not think anybody wants to play them.  TCU is a team that is playing their best football at this time and could knock off anyone.

Now Cincinnati still has one major game remaining against Big East Rival Pittsburgh.  This will be a great game that decides the Big East Champion.  So what if UC loses this game and Pittsburgh wins the Big East?  Does Cincinnati still deserve a BCS Bowl bid?  I would say that they definitely do, but I know that the NCAA will be hesitant to give 2 BCS bids to the basketball heavy Big East.

So I have not really answered any questions in this edition because it is all going to depend on the results of next weekends’ games.  But what are your predictions?

Does Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh?  Who wins the Florida-Bama game?  Does Texas play well enough to beat Nebraska?  Who do you think should be in the National Title Game? We should never really be having these arguments and there should just be a playoff.  But you have to admit it is quite entertaining and should be a photo finish.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.