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Posted on 12/07/2008 4:48:19 PM PST by scott says
BCS Selection Show on Fox 8 PM EST
AP Top 25Sun Dec 7, 2008
6. Penn St.
8. Texas Tech
9. Boise St.
10. Ohio St.
BCS DECLARES GERMANY WINNER OF WORLD WAR II US Ranked 4th
After determining the Big-12 championship game participants the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.
“Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work—including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule—our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking.”
Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated “The US only had two major victories— Japan and Germany . The computer models, unlike humans, aren’t influenced by head-to-head contests—they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event.”
German Chancellor Adolph Hitler said “Yes, we lost to the US ; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks.” Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn ‘style points’ to enhance Germany ‘s rankings. Hitler protested “Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces.”
The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented “ France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2.”
Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.
Texas- Ohio State?
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Yep, and that’s a good matchup.
Texas Tech and Ole Miss are in the Cotton Bowl
Texas Tech will not get an at large.
Texas vs Alabama would be a nice game—I hope we get some good match ups in these games.
I saw that on another thread this morning.
VT/UC IN THE ORANGE BOWL!!!
Could be very entertaining......
Records through Sun Dec 7, 2008
Others Receiving Votes:
75th Anniversary Orange Bowl!
Might have to check into attending that one.
AT&T Cotton Bowl (1/2) - Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech [FOX] - 2:00 p.m. ET
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss will be returning to postseason play, as the Rebels accepted an invitation to the 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Sunday. No. 20 Ole Miss is matched up with No. 8 Texas Tech, Jan. 2, 2009 at 1 p.m. CT in a FOX televised game from Dallas.
“We are honored to be chosen to participate in the 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone. “Being in the Cotton Bowl is perfect recognition of the accomplishments this outstanding football team worked so hard for this year.”
Houston Nutt becomes just the fifth Ole Miss head coach to guide the Rebels to a bowl in his first season at the helm. With an 8-4 regular-season record and a 5-3 mark in the SEC, Nutt revived a Rebel squad that was coming off four straight losing seasons and a 3-8 campaign with no conference wins in 2007. It marked the team’s best improvement from one season to the next since legendary Ole Miss Coach John Vaught’s debut in 1947.
Projected to place fifth in the SEC Western Division in the preseason, the Rebels finished second in the West, knocked off the last two national champions on the road in No. 4 Florida and No. 18 LSU and ended the year on a five-game win streak.
“I’m so excited to take this team to a bowl game,” Nutt said. “I missed the bowl game last year, so I’m doubly excited. Rick Baker and the entire staff at the Cotton Bowl do a tremendous job. They are very hospitable, and the team has such a great time.
“Bowl people talk about how well they run the bowl. The Cotton Bowl is such a famous and historic bowl game. We are very proud to take Ole Miss to the Cotton Bowl.”
The Rebels’ last bowl bid came five years ago and ironically in the Cotton Bowl, in a 31-28 victory over Oklahoma State. Ole Miss will be appearing in its fourth Cotton Bowl Classic, posting a 2-1 record. The Rebels defeated TCU 14-13 in the 1956 game and dropped a 12-7 decision to Texas in 1962.
Ole Miss is continuing a rich bowl tradition with its 32nd all-time appearance, which is tied with Miami (Fla.) for 17th on the NCAA Division I-A’s list of all-time bowl berths. The Rebels are 19-12 in bowl games, with the 19 wins tied for the 12th most in college football.
Ole Miss is 6-1 in its last seven bowl games dating back to a 13-0 win over Air Force in the 1992 Liberty Bowl. The Rebels’ only loss during that span came during the 2000 Music City Bowl, falling 49-38 to West Virginia.
This encounter will mark the third bowl meeting between Ole Miss and Texas Tech, who ended the regular season with an 11-1 record. With this game, the Red Raiders will tie the Texas Longhorns and the Air Force Falcons as the Rebels’ most frequent bowl opponent. The teams’ other two postseason battles occurred at the Independence Bowl with Ole Miss prevailing both times, 20-17 in 1986 and 35-18 in 1998.
Including the regular season, the all-time series is tied at 2-2. Texas Tech won both games of a home-at-home series in 2002 and 2003.
The Rebels are 6-2 in bowl games against the Big XII Conference and have won five straight. This matchup will mark Ole Miss’ fifth bowl game against a Big XII team in its last six bowl appearances and third straight.
Boycott BCS bowls.
We want a playoff.
So, how long do they drag this show out? 30 minutes?
Nice formatting skills! I have the computer knowledge of an 8 year old, lol.
Yeah, the show on Fox is 30 minutes.
Rice got 6 votes? Really?
Utah vs. Bama?? WTF happened to Texas vs. Bama???
Absolute nonsense. Stick to a subject that you know about.
Utah vs Alabama in the Sugar. I guess thats a good one.
Ohio State gets Texas in the Fiesta.
I wanted to see Texas vs Alabama. Of course, Texas can make the argument they should be in the title game.
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