Posted 11/13/2008 at 12:33 PM
I love this stuff. Two weeks ago Southern California wins 56-0 against Washington and drops two spots in the ratings, and in the same week Penn State has a bye after having beaten Ohio State on the road and they dropped a spot in the ratings. This was for the most part because Texas Tech beat Texas at home on a last second throw and catch.
Tech deserved to move up as they killed the Longhorns with stats. The Red Raiders had 15 more first downs and more than 200 total yards then did Texas. Although Texas Tech need to score on the final play of the game they dominated Texas on the field building a big halftime lead before the ‘Horns made their second half rush. Iowa did the BCS a service by knocking off undefeated Penn State. If the Nittany Lions had remained undefeated they would have made it to the championship game in Miami although many believe that a one loss SEC team like Florida or Alabama along with a one loss Big-12 team like Oklahoma or Texas Tech should have been selected ahead of them to play i n t he big game. If Penn State out of the Big-10 a BCS conference not matter how weak this year, Penn State would have had to get the nod. Now, all this talk of Utah or any other undefeated team having a shot is silly. I’ve seen Utah, Miami-O and Bosie State play and believe me they are two, three and four loss teams in any of the BCS conferences (Even the Big-10, or ACC, the Big-East is another issue). I love this BCS crap because it gives me something to write about every year. My only hope is that if they have a playoff system installed that it comes after the Bowl Games.