SEC reveals the flaws in BCS system

SEC reveals the flaws in BCS system

There are 14 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 26, 2007, titled SEC reveals the flaws in BCS system. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Kansas fell, leaving no undefeated teams remaining among the 63 in the Bowl Championship Series leagues.

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KilroyFSU

Tallahassee, FL

#1 Nov 26, 2007
Dave, you assert without feeling the need to justify why the SEC is the nation's toughest conference. Is it that impressive 7-7 record against other BCS opponents? Is it the fact that the SEC plays less OOC BCS opponents than any other conference except the Big XII? Or is it just because you, along with the rest of the media, continue to drink the "SEC is best" kool aid? Remember, if UT wins on Saturday, the SEC champ will have lost one of the Pac 10's worst teams.
bob

Emporia, VA

#2 Nov 26, 2007
UT, as with many teams, is completely different at the end of the year...rematch!!! 2 out of 3?
Whoa

Lakeland, FL

#3 Nov 26, 2007
As usual, only two teams can play in the final game. Those left just out can always craft a story for why they should be included.

Missouri has a chance to win the Big 12 with a win over Oklahoma.

West Virginia has a chance to win the Big East with a win over Pittsburgh.

Ohio State has won the Big Ten.

LSU, while they are certainly deserving of consideration, would be the SEC champion with a win. Anyone that place them at #1 or #2 above the aforementioned teams would leave themselves open to the same second-guessing.

As for Georgia, they have been very good this year too. I'm sure they'd be complaining about how ties are broken if LSU played for a National Championship and they didn't.
leroy

Ocala, FL

#4 Nov 26, 2007
Regarding UGA and LSU... UGA has only defeated their last 5 opponents- all 5 of which are bowl teams and 3 were ranked at the time- by double digits.

Did you ever stop and think that UGA is better than LSU RIGHT NOW and that the SEC East is stronger top to bottom than the SEC West? Of course not... you're too busy hating to consider the facts.

I'll bet if it was UF instead of UGA you'd be singing a different tune.
Russ B

Rayville, LA

#5 Nov 26, 2007
I agree with this article how can a team be # 1 lose in 3rd overtime(which I must say college overtime sucks) and go to 7th thats a outright slap 2 the SEC which is the best conference bar none, then Georgia gets moved to 4th and not even playing in campionship game whatever man F the BCS that system is trash, go by strength of schedule and strenght of conference then maybe Ohio St will start playing somebody besides Michigan that goes for West Va and the rest of those weak conferences, come see how real football is played in the SEC!!
ohionightmare

Bucyrus, OH

#6 Nov 26, 2007
Why? because you are not in every BCS bowl game?
Hands down the best team is going to be playing in the rose bowl.A healthy USC team is by far the best in college. Not the wounded and injured team that got beat by Stanford but the team you will see in the rose bowl against Ohio State most likely. Im a
buckeye fan and this healthy USC team scares me.
Get Real

Orlando, FL

#7 Nov 26, 2007
I've always asked why it is called the Bowl Championship Series. It would indicate there is some kind of series among the 5 games considered to be the BCS bowls. The reality is if you aren't playing in the championship game itself than any other BCS game is no more important to the crowning of a champion than any other bowl. For example, this year's Rose Bowl is no more important than the Motor City Bowl. Winning either bowl has no bearing whatsoever on any championship. The BCS is a crock, and is no embraced by any football fans I know. If all other divisions can have a 16 team playoff there is absolutely no reason Division I can't do it.
nascar

United States

#8 Nov 26, 2007
kilroy, everyone knows the sec is the toughest conf. in the nation, all they do is beat each other up and every now and then some other conf. team can slip in a win, bring in just about any other team and give them a full dose of the sec and they'l be winless most likely, remember good ole st. bobby had the chance to be in the sec and he said i'll pass and went to the acc ( always cushy conf.) instead, oh, and florida kicked your butts
Heisman

Fort Wayne, IN

#9 Nov 26, 2007
I do believe you left out the BESt canidate in the Heisman Trophy race. TIM TEBOW sophmore or not his stats are well deserving of this trophy.
Number One Bama Fan

United States

#10 Nov 26, 2007
Heisman wrote:
I do believe you left out the BESt canidate in the Heisman Trophy race. TIM TEBOW sophmore or not his stats are well deserving of this trophy.
I am not trying to rude and not wanting you to go balistic, my thoughts on who is the best college football player which is the Heisman, 1 Mcfadden 2 Colt Brennan 3 Oregon QB 4 Tebow, Tebow is very good but I think these are better than him. But not by much. ROLL TIDE ROLL
DrewC

Greenville, MS

#11 Nov 26, 2007
Kilroy, just to set you straight - the SEC may play few OOC BCS games, but most of the SEC in-conference play is against BCS teams. Who cares about weak OOC games when you play a top 25 team for virtually every in-conference game? What other conference could have a #4 ranked team that doesn't even make the Conference Championship game? Are you kidding me. If the SEC isn't the best, who is?
Number One Bama Fan

United States

#12 Nov 26, 2007
DrewC wrote:
Kilroy, just to set you straight - the SEC may play few OOC BCS games, but most of the SEC in-conference play is against BCS teams. Who cares about weak OOC games when you play a top 25 team for virtually every in-conference game? What other conference could have a #4 ranked team that doesn't even make the Conference Championship game? Are you kidding me. If the SEC isn't the best, who is?
I agree with you DrewC, 100 percent. Hey hope you had a great Turkey day. Where you been hiding.
Winter Park Dawg

Kissimmee, FL

#13 Nov 29, 2007
Dave, while I believe most of your comments make sense, your argument would be more persuasive if you had your facts straight. The record books will reflect Georgia as the co-champion of the SEC East Division for 2007. UGA simply lost out on the opportunity to play in the SECCG due to the tiebreaker (ie. head-to-head loss to UT). Also, I don't believe any team in the SEC is playing better then UGA right now. That said, LSU should probably get the nod over UGA if it came down to an SEC school playing for the BCS title but one could also argue LSU shouldn't have lost to an unranked Arkansas team at home last week. As you know, the polls reward teams that play well at the end of the season and punish those that do not. That is the current system and UGA should not be criticized for something out of its control.
HERB

AOL

#14 Dec 1, 2007
YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC SCHOOL WRITER. YOU OMITTED GEORGIA FROM THE BOWL PREDICTIONS. WHAT DO YOU KNOW? NOTHING.

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