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...