Thursday, November 4, 2010

BCS: The Bucky Channel Standings

Dropping Out: Missouri (5th), Michigan State (6th)

10. Oklahoma (LW: NR) - This week my rankings look a lot more similar to that of the human polls than they do the computer version, because in every scenario ever humans are better than those soul-stealing machines (except for chess). Could have gone with Stanford here, and I likely will next week if they beat Arizona this Saturday. Could have gone LSU, and I likely will next week if they beat Alabama. But for now, I'd be more confident with Oklahoma beating either of those teams, so they are back in the Bucky Channel Standings. Party in Norman tonight I'm sure.

9. Nebraska (LW: NR) - Another Big 12 (for now) team is back in the standings, as Nebraska gets props for taking down undefeated Missouri. Missouri falls out of the top ten on this site, as does Michigan State. The Spartans finally cracked as we all assumed they would, it was just a matter of when. What an embarrassing performance against Iowa last weekend, and if Iowa hadn't got beaten by Arizona in the beginning of the season they could be in the mix up here as well.

8. Ohio State (LW: 10) - One conference road loss in primetime away from still being the number one team in the nation. It's a shame for the Buckeyes because come the end up the season they may be playing better football than anyone, and yet they'll be nowhere near a shot at the National Championship. If only there were some sort of, I don't know, tournament style bracket or something that teams could be placed into to play it off and see who's the best. I don't know, I'm just thinking of the top of my head here, so I understand if this sounds a bit ridiculous. By the way, I said that the Buckeyes should beat the Gophers by at least 40, and they clipped them by 42. Good on you, Ohio State.

7. Wisconsin (LW: 9) - Purdue, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern. That's whats left for the Badgers, and if they even come close to losing any of those games then this season turns into another failure. Michigan is the one that scares me the most as it's at The Big House, but this is a special team we got down there in Madison, expect a January bowl for the Badgers.

6. Utah (LW: 8) - The BCS has them above Alabama right now, and even though I think Alabama is the better team, it's actually nice to see the computers give credit to teams that haven't yet lost a game. Because that's the bullshit that has cost Boise State in years past. Not much is known about Utah right now, but if they knock off TCU then you gotta put them top four, maybe top three. If they win that game, they would then face Notre Dame. The Irish suck this year (again), but if Tulsa can beat them then Utah should have no problem beating them by 20. You beat the Irish by 20 on national TV, heads will turn, and Utah is right in the mix for the national title game.

5. Alabama (LW: 7) - Alabama is number six in the BCS. They have #10 LSU, #20 Mississippi State, and #2 Auburn still on the docket. Sadly, I think that if Bama runs that table, they might get a look over an undefeated Boise State. This is the whole reason I'm doing these standings every week, to subtly and not-so-subtly get the word out and we need a fucking playoff!

4. TCU (LW: 4) - If there is one college football game you watch this weekend make sure it's the one between TCU and Utah, 2:30 Bucky time. That game by the way is on the CBS College Sports Channel, which I assume many of you don't have. Do yourselves a favor and get that channel for the weekend and watch this game. It's usually in a sports package that costs no more than five bucks a month. Order it for the weekend, keep it for a few days and cancel it, it will cost you about .75 cents total to watch one of the biggest college football games this season. You may even be able to get your money back if the company has a 30-day money back guarantee policy or something (hint, hint Charter customers). Seriously, WATCH THIS GAME. It has major BCS implications.

3. Auburn (LW: 3) - The BCS has them at number two, because that's just what happens. These rankings constantly look for reasons to keep Boise State out of the top two. I'm almost convinced at this point that no matter what happens, the Broncos will never play for a title game under this current format. Hell, TCU is ahead of Boise now too. Auburn is a great team, don't get me wrong, I'm just sick of seeing the favoritism go to big time schools instead of a school that is truly deserving of their shot.

2. Boise State (LW: 2) - Boise State and Michigan State signed a three game agreement earlier this week, and I give all the credit in the world to Sparty for stepping up and giving the Broncos a challenge (although the games aren't scheduled until 2012, 2022, and 2023 - and since we all know the world is ending in December 2012, only one of these games will be played). I don't know what else to say about Boise at this point, since this column for the past three weeks has pretty much been devoted to why I think they should be in a BCS title game. Just keeping winning guys, but sadly, we all know you don't control your own destiny.

1. Oregon (LW: 1) - Oregon is a fantastic football team. There's no debating that. Before we claim them to be better than Boise State though, let's not remember that the last time these two faced head-to-head (Sept. 3, 2009), Boise State won. That's gotta mean something, right?


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