…but not for the reason you think.
If you think for one second that Alabama and LSU aren’t the top two teams in college football, then you probably don’t watch as much college football as I do, the coaches do, the sportswriters do or the BCS computers do. I know for the casual fan, the chance of another 9-6 OT defensive battle isn’t what the doctor ordered for the BCS National Championship. Sure, people believe that another team–e.g. Oklahoma State–could put up big offensive numbers vs. LSU. Well…simply put…no, they couldn’t. Don’t need to see it to believe it.
Examples of potent offenses:
Oregon tacked on a couple late scores, making the season opener look a little closer than it was, and West Virginia did the same at home. No team other than Alabama has really challenged LSU. These two teams are a head above.
Alabama and LSU both average right around 40 ppg. Forty. Except when they battle each other. Oklahoma State’s best victory? Vs. #8 Kansas State. I know people might be pissin’ and moanin’ about the rematch, but the system got this right. Very much looking forward to this rematch.
Now. The injustice of the BCS. The injustice of the BCS is rarely in the #1 vs. #2. The injustice is the automatic bids for the conferences into the status bowls. The big money bowls. The Big East? C’mon! Ultimately, the system penalizes some great teams–Top 10 teams–which will be relegated to lesser bowls.
The biggest travesty is the ACC nonsense–which squeezed the conference champion into the Orange Bowl (Clemson), and snagged an at-large berth in the Sugar Bowl (Virginia Tech), because the SEC was ineligible for another team in the BCS. This is because the two teams, one of which being the conference champion, are playing in the BCS National Championship Game. Darn tootin’, #6 Arkansas should be playing in the Sugar Bowl!
All that having been stated, the BCS Bowl Games will play as such:
Rose Bowl – Oregon vs. Wisconsin – January 2, 2012, 5pm EST
Fiesta Bowl – Stanford vs. Oklahoma State – January 2, 2012, 8:30pm EST
Sugar Bowl – Michigan vs. Virginia Tech – January 3, 2012, 8:30pm EST
Orange Bowl – Clemson vs. West Virginia – January 4, 2012, 8:30pm EST
BCS National Championship – Alabama vs. LSU – January 9, 2012, 8:30 EST
All games will be broadcast on ESPN.