Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Boise State: BCS worthy?


When a 12-0 team with previous BCS experience could end up in either the Poinsettia Bowl or Humanitarian Bowl, there's something seriously flawed.

That, of course, is old news, like how Britney Spears is batshit crazy, Plaxico Burress is a terrible liar and Paris Hilton has the IQ of a cucumber.

SI's Stewart Mandel, whose RSS we would subscribe to if we knew how RSSs worked, has a nice breakdown of all of Boise State's options, none of which seem to include an invite to a BCS game.

In a year where there was a strong two-loss team, we would probably say Boise State didn't belong with a lackluster non-conference schedule. However, that's not the case. Ohio State is a three-to-four-loss team in the SEC or Big 12. Naturally a one-loss Texas Tech couldn't go to the BCS because that would make sense and nobody wants that.

Boise State is 12-0. That 0 should speak louder than it currently is. Other than a win over Oregon, that 12 doesn't mean a ton, but still, a mediocre team doesn't go through a 12-game regular season without a loss.

There could be some intriguing match ups -- the undefeated Broncos vs. the undefeated Ball State Cardinals could be fun (Humanitarian? Motor City?). Boise State vs. No. 11 TCU in the Poinsettia would be good. Or, Boise State could have a de facto home game against the eighth pick from the ACC (Maryland?) in the Humanitarian.

Chris Petersen doesn't strike us as the lobbying type, but perhaps he should be. For Boise State's sake and America's. Otherwise we'll see Ohio State get blown out (by Texas in the Fiesta Bowl?) in a BCS game for the third-straight year.

And hell, we all remember what happens when Boise State goes to BCS games...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live 90 minutes from Ford Field...If somehow the motor city bowl lands the battle of the BSUs Boise State and Ball State I would go.

Anonymous said...

Hell, no. They're a bunch of queers.

GMoney said...

Of course they deserve a BCS game which is exactly why they won't get one. Fuck Ohio State.

JMC said...

I hate the gad damned BCS

Anonymous said...

The BCS just looks after its OWN. Seems illegal

rstiles said...

Boise State deserves to go to a BCS bowl game instead of Ohio State...

OSU a-lumm-nus said...

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Anonymous said...

All criticism of Boise State's schedule aside, they do deserve to be in a bcs bowl game. Justification for this is in a game result comparison between Utah and Boise State. Utah played well this year but had many narrow victories. Boise, on the other hand had only a few (namely Nev. and Oregon). Not too mention Oregon beat Oregon State. Ohio, even though they are a good team and a historical power, should sit this one out and let the little guys have another shot to prove they can stand with the big programs.

2cool said...

Boise State is a freshman, wheras they may get punked this season they will definatly have the last laugh watchin BCS beaches kicking turds for the next several seasons as BSU and Kellen Moore get better and better. Peace

Anonymous said...

Boise State is a great team, the deserve their #9 ranking but Utah played slightly better and BSU isn't really bitching much about it. The frustrating part is that I think Boise State would beat Utah but the system is the system and BSU will need to keep that in mind as its putting together its "layup" schedule over the next few years. Paul

Anonymous said...

If Boise State wanted to be in a BCS game, they should play more top ranked teams. I know that they have to schedule in advance, but they have been a "powerhouse" for a while. Play top ten teams, and you will be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

It's a catch 22 for Boise...they need a stronger schedule but if they lose even one of those tough games it would be hard for them to make up for it back in the BCS. They wouldn't have nearly as much leeway as Ohio State if they lost a game...either way Boise has a higher BCS ranking than Ohio State and if the ranking doesn't matter then the system really is fucked up. What use is a ranking system if they only play to their favorites and not the actual ranking?