Another year, another exciting college football season.
Sure the BCS National Championship game was over two weeks ago. I just remember the excitement the BCS provided us.
Auburn and Oregon were far and away the two best teams in the nation. They both survived treacherous schedules. Both teams averaged over 40 points a game. Both teams defeated their rivals – only Oregon did it in convincing fashion. Both have unstoppable offenses that thrive on wearing teams down and breaking their spirits in the process.
I know folks are saying “what about TCU?”
Well, …what about TCU? The toughest team the Horned Frogs had to play was a mediocre Oregon State team at Cowboys Stadium. The Frogs also beat down what turned out to be an overrated Utah team on the road.
Yeah TCU had a nice win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, but let’s face it – the Badgers did not play their best game. Why Wisconsin chose to throw the ball on the 2-point conversion instead of running it in (what they do best) was baffling to me.
Simply put, Auburn and Oregon were the best teams from 2010, and that’s what the BCS gives us.
With no playoffs in place, every game in college football game MATTERS. A playoff would cheapen the regular season. And even though a playoff system would indeed bring in more money, there will still be some teams who will get left out and bitch about it. It’s not a perfect fix.
Now if I were to change one thing about the BCS, I would add a “Plus 1” in the event of having another unbeaten team after the championship game. That way, all these Cinderella honkers would have their mouths shut when their TCUs get their asses kicked.
By the way, Boise State is NOT a Cinderella. It is a damn good football team who earned their way into the spotlight. As long as Boise still schedules opponents (on the road or otherwise), the Broncos will get the props they deserve.
In the meantime, let’s enjoy major college football for what it is…