Previewing the BCS
Let the debating begin. Once the BCS Standings are released on Sunday,
there will be plenty to talk about and among the questions will be where
Boise State ends up in the mix.
There is no disputing who the
top three teams are in the country. LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma (in
whatever order you prefer) are clear cut better than everyone else and
all the talk swirling around who is #1 is irrelevant at this point. The
reason it is a non-factor is because LSU will play Alabama on November
5th and everything will get sorted out accordingly after that game and
there is no doubt the winner of that contest will be the top team in the
As far as who is #4 all the way down to #8 is what I am
interested in seeing. To me, I believe the 4th best team in the country
is Wisconsin. They have blown out Nebraska and beat up on some mild
competition, but there is no debating that if they run the table in the
Big 10, which is very possible, they will be on the inside track to
playing for the National Championship. #5 is close between Boise State
and Oklahoma State. I will have to give a slight edge to the Cowboys
because of their win at Texas A&M. That is proving to be more
impressive than BSU's win at Georgia at this point, so I will put the
Cowboys at 5 and the Broncos at 6.
The two other teams that I
think have a chance of making the title game will be ranked around 7th
and 8th in the BCS on Sunday. Stanford has played the weakest schedule
of the above mentioned team and their ranking will suffer. Even though
they are 5th in the coaches poll, with their most impressive win being
against UCLA, they will not be any higher than 7th. The other team that
has an outside chance of running the table is Clemson. They have
impressive wins against Auburn, Florida State and Virginia Tech. At
this point, I don't see anyone in the ACC being able to beat them, so
you have to keep the Tigers on the National Championship radar.
Plenty more to come next week when the BCS Standings are finally revealed.