With the loss of tOSU, the BCS game worked itself to a semi non controversial BCS Game between FSU and Auburn*.
But next season the BCS is going to a FINAL FOUR. What would be the two additional teams in the Final Four.
I think arguments can be made for four teams by their fanbase. (Not that I necessarily agree with those claims). Four One loss teams from the power conferences.
My other two picks for the hypothetical semis would be Sparty and Roll Tide but not 100% absolutely that either team belongs in the top 4.
*Semi-Non controversial Auburn? OK, there will be some Anti-SEC fans who don’t want an SEC in the game and would rather see a one loss Michigan State or a one loss Baylor in the game. That’s another discussion and another thread (I hope).
Going with the “who I would pick” not “who I think it’ll be”, I took:
The last one is the only one I really struggled with. Baylor had a great run and would probably be a close 5 in my poll, but for some reason, I still don’t think they’re as good as their record. I could honestly make a case for either one in the 4 spot, but went with the Spartans over the Bears.
My actual personal preference would be 8** with the following rules: 5 AQ Champs*, any non-AQ Champ ranked in Top12 or higher (based on something like the current BCS formula), at-large as necessary. This year that would give us FSU, Auburn, Michigan St, Stanford, and Baylor with 3 slots left - take Alabama, Stanford, and OSU.
Period - but dump AAC first - they’ve been gutted and it’s only going to get worse and give the Big12 3 years to get to 12 and institute a champ game or get cut to the non-AQ pool. That incents the “bubble” schools to get a real 6th conference together with the best of the best not already in
**Yes, I know what that does to the schedule:
Cut one regular season game, 11 games (at least 8 must be in-conference, prefer 9).
Conference Championship, 1 game
8-team, 1 game
4-team, 1 game
2-team (plus maybe some consolation stuff), 1 game
Total 15 games (but only for the best of the best), everybody else plays 12.
I think FSU and Auburn are locks, so we’re really talking about who the other two teams should be. In my book, Bama is #3 and Baylor or Standford is #4. I went with Baylor because Standford wasn’t listed in the poll.
If Ohio State had won yesterday, my final 4 would be FSU, Ohio State, Auburn, and Alabama…and I think we might see an Iron Bowl rematch for the title.
Well, yeah. It’s for TV ratings - you wouldn’t understand cause it’s complicated.
Shit. I checked that SO MANY TIMES. So take Alabama and OSU with an at-large remaining. Now we’ve at least moved the argument down to the two-loss schools and frankly, you take two losses you got nothin’ to bitch about when you get left out.
Can’t say that including Ohio State makes sense over Auburn - I’m assuming that’s a mistake. Ignoring a team that didn’t even win their division in favor of a conference winner doesn’t seem like a big slight.
Not impressed with Auburn’s schedule- West Carolina, Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic. The few big wins they had were squeakers. Or Alabama- victors over Chattanooga, Georgia State, and Colorado State. So they pounded points on patsies- color me unimpressed.