What are your thoughts on the shaping of this 2012 NCAA season? It’s a perfect storm…of crap. A computer, with no understanding of anything organic, offering points to teams based on wins over teams which were once formidable foes within the college football realm.
E.g. Notre Dame over Oklahoma, last weekend. Why is Oklahoma still on the radar? Bob Stoops? Landry Jones? Boomer bombed, yet again.
Here’s what we know about CFB in 2012. The Big 10 is a joke. The Big XII is a joke. Oregon is incredibly talented, but their schedule is setting them up to play their highest quality opponents after said opponents possess 2 losses. That doesn’t look good to voters, but at least it does to that useless BCS computer.
As it stands: 1. Alabama 2. Kansas State 3. Notre Dame 4. Oregon 5. LSU
This weekend, Alabama travels to LSU’s Death Valley–a definite battle of legitimate Top 5 teams. This match-up will mold the BCS Championship outlook. It is the biggest game of the college football season, and likely the first real challenge Alabama will face this season.
If LSU takes care of business at home–even being a +9.5 underdog–it would possibly drop Alabama to 5, bump LSU to 3, behind Kansas State and Notre Dame, regardless of the fact that Oregon will beat USC in Los Angeles this weekend.
With that, one just can’t tell which team the coaches will vote for as #2 if the Crimson Tide fall. It’s also quite likely that Alabama would drop to 5 and everyone else would slide up. If Bama wins, they remain at #1 with the inside track, but the teams racing for #2 will have to do so in an absolute pressure cooker.
I’m sorry to the Irish fans. As stout as the Notre Dame defense may be, offer an example of a team the golden hats have played earning them a spot in the Top 3? Marginal teams from the Big 10? The absurdly overrated Big XII squad in Oklahoma?
I would argue that the most impressive win came over Stanford, but Stanford is just more proof that the Pac-12 is a sea of 11, all trying to get a piece of Oregon.
I’d go with Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oregon, South Carolina and Georgia over Manti Te’o and the Irish–just to name the teams behind ND in the Top 10.
K-State QB, Collin Klein will light it up…against teams with no defense. But seeing this squad vs. the most formidable defense it has faced–no, not Oklahoma, rather Iowa State–was anything but impressive. Having been stated, I feel it necessary to prepare K-State fans for the potential BCS National Championship heartbreak.
The Cats may win out, but you must understand: If Oregon also finishes undefeated, the Ducks will play in the BCS National Championship against either Alabama or LSU, so long as the SEC West squad winning this weekend, finishes the season strong and wins the SEC Championship Game. However, if either falter, or trip up in the SEC Title game, the Wildcats will most certainly be in the mix…so long asBill Snyder keeps the team up to task.