I could care less about Cal, but they got screwed. #4 and you are not in the big money?
How much less could you care, a little or a lot?
Here is the basic problem with the BCS. There are 4 or maybe 5 historically important bowl games: Orange, Sugar, Cotton, Rose, and in recent years Fiesta. So, one might think that the 8-10 slots in these games would be filled by the 8-10 top BCS teams. However, if you are a West Coast team this will never happen. Your only chance is the Rose Bowl, or whichever bowl hosts the 1-2 teams if you are #1 or #2. Why? Follow the money trail. The bowl committees know that they will sell more tickets if the schools involved are fairly close to the site of the game. It is 1500-3000 miles for West Coast fans to all of the top games other than the Rose Bowl and the Fiesta bowl. Hence, you will not see a good West coast team invited to the Orange, Sugar, or Cotton bowls, unless under the circumstances described above.
I think Cal got screwed, and I'm a Stanford alum.