Skip to comments.BCS Standings: Week 8
Posted on 10/25/2010 8:36:51 AM PDT by C19fan
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OMG. BSU screwed again by the BCS. After Auburn loses to ‘Bama, I wonder which 1-loss team will get the spot Boise State has earned over and over...
perhaps—but Mizzou is rising....
First let me say “War Eagle” so you know my prejudice.
There’s no way Auburn and Alabama should be separated by 7 spots.
I love my team but they lack a determined defense. Sure they stop critical drives late in the game, but REAL teams have run up BIG numbers against Auburn. It’s just that Auburn has the ball last, and manages to win. (in addition to those critical stops in the 4th qtr.)
Boise State beat undefeated LSU?
Once again the BCS is setting itself up as the B.S.C becuase this poll is just bull sh*t.
The SEC Championship Game is the REAL national title game!
This year its not the SEC Championship game but the Iron Bowl, hee hee. THE SEC LEast is pathetic.
Agreed. It’s time for a playoff. I don’t know why we can’t use December for a 3 or four round tournament, instead of wasting the whole month waiting for bowl games that matter
I thought Oregon should be number one followed by Auburn, for the reasons you mention. I can’t buy Boise State because of their puff schedule. They play two above average teams and a bunch of squids and want to take the prom queen home.
You could say the same about Oregon. They massacre everyone in sight and can’t get to number one. At least Auburn beat somebody to earn it. Give them Boise’s schedule and they would look like 1971 Nebraska.
Oh please! Their schedule strength is in the bottom quarter of all teams. That is NOT earning anything.
OMG. I’m a long time Auburn fan. I know strength of schedule has a lot to do with this, but this is premature. The defense is not good enough to run the SEC gauntlet. Somebody is gonna figure out how to stop Cam, also.
But I’ll hope for the best and enjoy it if it happens.
Auburn has surprised me. They looked like garbage early in the year. They can beat Bama, who is full of head cases this year. It’s the games in between that they may struggle in. Three straight number one teams have gone down in three weeks.
The real weakness of the computers in the BCS is that margin of victory is not taken into consideration.
Neither Auburn nor LSU have a defense that can cope with the Oregon offense. Alabama’s defense would probably do even worse against against Oregon than LSU or Auburn.
LOL. Well, there’s no arguing with the fact that SEC teams have won the last four national titles — and that the SEC has dominated the national championship race ever since the independent schools lost their advantage in the national title chase when the automatic bids for major bowls were revised.
BSU plays an admittedly weak schedule, but the issue, as I see it, is - how have you performed against top tems when you get the opportunity? BSU has consistently won the big games. Besides, how can BSU strengthen their schedule when all the BIG BOYS (like Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Nebraska, Ohio State, etc, etc) refuse to play them? Should they be perpetually excluded from the elite opponents just because the elite opponents refuse to schedule them? God knows Boise State has tried to get in the club. I’m hoping they crash the party this year. No matter what the mint julep swizzling alumni association crowd thinks, they’ve earned it.
Margin of victory SHOULD NOT be used in the computer polls, because MOV is meaningless. Boise has large margins of victory over creampuff teams. It tells us nothing, nada, zip, about how good they really are. If they would man up and play a real schedule, THAT would tell us how good they are.
The screaming for a playoff will get very loud this year when Boise St and TCU finish unbeaten yet are denied by the BCS formulas from playing in the title game which will favor a SEC team(as it should) and one of the weaker conferences like the big has been.
Undefeated so far, and they beat 6-2 VT, who probably will earn a bowl.
Good enough for me.
Surprised me, too. Newton is an unbelieveable player, but he took 3 or 4 or the toughest hits he has had to take all year against LSU. I think they would still be pretty good without him (Malzahn is great, too), but he creates problems for defenses that nobody else does. He is Tebow with real speed.
Put our current defense with some of Tubby’s three-and-out offenses and we would only be batting 500 this year. Right now, I am just hoping Newton doesn’t get hurt. Saban is a defensive guru. You know Newton will take a lot of punishment in that game.
This is why it’s time to cheer that Awbrun will go down, to make it 5 successive number 1 teams who have lost the spot the following week.
So BCS undefeateds:
Mizzou, MSU, Awbrun and Oregon. 3 more need to go down to give Boise a shot at the national championship.
You might get your way. Boise gets a bye every week. Maybe they can play TCU in another bowl game so we can see how powerful they are again. They are making a mockery of college football.
I said margin of victory should be taken into consideration, not that I think it should be a major factor.
On the other hand, when a team is winning several games by a small margin, that should be factored in as well.
Five of Auburn’s wins have been by a TD or less; three of them by only three points. The only one of those teams that might have been within 20-30 points of Oregon is LSU.
“Undefeated so far, and they beat 6-2 VT, who probably will earn a bowl.
Good enough for me.”
Yeah, that superpower Virginia Tech. Missouri beat Oklahoma. Auburn beat LSU. Your team beat that superpower Virginia Tech, who lost to James Madison.
Arguing with the BS crowd is like arguing with liberals. They want a high school team as champs and that is it.
I’m with you. I think Oregon is the best there is. They beat a good Stanford team who got them down early.
Fine, who was the last BCS team to beat Boise?
Two ranked BCS teams went down. If the BCS wants to be considered stronger than Boise, then perhaps they need to actually beat Boise.
As it is, Boise just keeps on beating them. Just a thought here. Boise, I’m sure, would be thrilled to play whomever the BCS number one is every week, since we’ve had some really all-time winner squads.
Looks like TCU will probably end up with a better case than Boise if they beat Utah.
I hope all the tier one teams suffer at least one loss and BSU & TCU run the tables. I want to see the BCS' weaknesses shown in full light.
Just goes to show the hidden bias in the BCS numbers without regard to actual records. Just more reason to scrap the polls at playoff time. Polls are about as meaningless as Obummer.
Who cares if we are 1 or 2 in College Fantasy FB until the last week of the season. We have SC this week and that will get the respect we need.
We need a Tourny of Champions. Take the top 6 leagues and add 2 at large to have a playoff.
Bring on SC
If BSU and TCU were ranked 1 and 2 (or reversed—doesn’t matter) based on their records, maybe the pansies that complain they are weak teams in weak leagues would be willing to play them and see who is better. I doubt they will risk it.
The Bama defense is not pressuring the QB's as they should be. I think the focus is on the weak secondary to improve. We ain't what we were last year and the offense is spotty. It's like Ingram is hurt or depressed or something. I'm not seeing those 4-6 yards after first contact. Maybe everyone is just zeroed in on him when he's in the game.
Actually, it’s easy to see a scenario whereby both Boise State and TCU are the ONLY unbeaten teams left standing..
I can see Auburn losing to Bama ( though I’d like to see Auburn run the table) and then see Bama lose in the SEC title game...Mizzou loses to Nebraska, USC beats the ducs..and Michigan State loses to the Hawkeyes..so now we have two NON auto BCS qualifers as the only perfect teams...there’d be hell to pay..
I’d take that criticism with more weight if they weren’t shut out of playing any of the highly ranked teams.
It seems rather unfair to refuse to allow a team to play any great teams, and then fault them for not playing those great teams.
The fact that so many “great” teams are scared to play Boise State should weigh in their favor.
It is just unfortunate for them that this years “sacrificial lamb” Virginia Tech was so dejected by their loss that they lost their second game as well.
Note that last year, even when Boise State was given a BCS bowl game, the powers refused to allow them to play any of the “named” teams, instead putting them with the other non-contender team so a win wouldn’t prove they could “beat the big guys”.
Well, that would never happen right? Because even if Boise State got to play in the championship,they'd still have to win against the other team ranked in the top in the country.
And if they could beat that team, wouldn't that strengthen the case that they deserved to be there?
That's why last year, when the BCS HAD to let Boise State play in their bowl games, they stuck them against TCU rather than one of the ranked conference teams, so nobody could see if BS could trash one of those conference teams.
“It seems rather unfair to refuse to allow a team to play any great teams, and then fault them for not playing those great teams.”
You have to EARN the right to play the ranked teams...and playing nobodys all year just won’t get them there...they are going to have to schedule the big boys for their non-conference games.
BUT, having tough schedules can also knock a team out of the running. Bama plays 6 top twenty teams this year and ONE loss is likely to cost them a shot.
PLAYOFFS...PLAYOFFS..PLAYOFFS...that is the ONLY way to be fair to those who play tough and easy schedules.
your lips to God’s ears.
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