Are the two best teams in the country right now scheduled to collide in Pasadena, California? It would be difficult to prove otherwise.
With the shocking loss of Alabama to Auburn, questions again arise regarding the optimization of the BCS system. One of the primary issues up for debate: should a team with one loss be eligible for the title game?
If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
Since Stanford first fielded a football team in 1892, never have the Cardinal carried so much momentum. The defending Pac-12 champions and Rose Bowl winners return almost everybody from a dominant defense, an intriguing quarterback who is still undefeated as a starter and the conference’s twice reigning coach of the year.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly reportedly has interviews lined up with the Browns, Bills and Eagles following Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl game against Kansas State.
The San Jose State Spartans have made their debut in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings at No. 25, earning their first national ranking since 1990.
For the past two years, the Cardinal have been the Pac-12′s second-best team. All along they’ve been chasing the same program,
and — like everybody else in the conference — have been unable to keep pace.