After Florida leapfrogged Michigan in the polls, Florida will play Ohio State for the BCS Championship, while the Wolverines will take their anger, rage and potential rioting to the Rose Bowl.
Here's what the fans are saying.
From our favorite Michigan blog, The M Zone:
"It's not just fucked up because choosing a championship game entry essentially comes down to being a beauty pageant.From Brian at MGO Blog:
It's not just fucked up because coaches have to act like politicians to get their teams into the championship game.
It's not just fucked up because people actually think they can accurately judge who's better between Florida and Michigan.
It's not just fucked up because when explaining this system to your mom you have no answer for when she asks "Why don't they just do it like every other sport?"
The most fucked up thing about the way Division I college football crowns their champion is that it allows the coach of one of the championship game teams to actually influence who his team is going to play."
"It's over. I'm pissed."But it's not all bad news in the blog world. The fellas at EDSBS -- who love the Gators the way the man loves a woman -- are at a loss for words.
"WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! (breathe) WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!"We're not going to leave our personal thoughts about Florida playing in the title game over Michigan. Better to just stay out of this one. Though we are thrilled to see more horrible controversy in a system that was destined for failure from the get-go. We're one step closer to a playoff.
But feel free to leave your thoughts, justifications, or words of anger in the comments.
To sum up all the controversy that has become inevitable in the BCS Age, here's The Wizard of Odds to put it all in perspective.
"The system designed to take politics out of college football is coming down to — you guessed it — politics."