Monday, October 24, 2005

Another October, Another BCS Controversy Brewing

The latest BCS rankings put Texas on top of USC by 0.0007 points despite both teams still being undefeated. At a relatively distant third through sixth are the remaining four unbeaten teams. There is still a lot of football left and come the end of the regular season, all of these teams could still be unbeaten but the SEC, ACC and Big 12 championships might change some of that. Or any of these teams could stumble in the next month. But as it stands now, if only half of the unbeaten teams make it through the rest of the season unscathed, it sets up the situation of three unbeatens vying for two spots in the National Championship game. Not to mention the fact that there are two unconnected sets of polls at work who will crown their own National Champions. It is definitely still too early to really complain about another BCS failure, but the stage is set. Sadly, there is too much money involved for the powers that be to let these kinds of things get settled where they belong: on the field of play.

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