Can we get a little BCS Smack Going here?

  • Aquanerd

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    Jan 06, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    I am enjoying the afterglow of my Hawkeyes putting it to Tech's "Triple(?) Option(?) Offense(?)" last night.

    Any thoughts on the Championship Game tomorrow night?

    I'm thinking the underdog streak will continue, and Texas wins it's 2nd Title in the 21st Century.

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    Jan 06, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    I hope Alabama loses,
    After they beat VT, I've stayed a little sore
  • Aquanerd

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    Jan 06, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    LGWC saidI hope Alabama loses,
    After they beat VT, I've stayed a little sore


    Va Tech needs to step up next year and smack Boise State back to reality!
  • ohioguy12

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    Jan 06, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    I hope both teams lose! sorry I'm just bitter sice cincinnati laid an egg last week...
  • Run4Life83

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    Jan 06, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    No smack talk needed, Colt McCoy and Texas are going to win, hands down.

    Nebraska beat Alabama, Texas beat Nebraska...therefore (in my convoluted logic) Texas will beat Alabama.icon_lol.gif
  • Aquanerd

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    Jan 06, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidI hope both teams lose! sorry I'm just bitter sice cincinnati laid an egg last week...


    Hey bud,
    The Bearcats had a nice run, but most teams in the Big East will need to understand that they are going to find it difficult completely with the elite teams from the other BCS Conference Teams.

    Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers, and South Florida are BCS Conference School because the Big East had to fill the void left when Miami, BC, and VA Tech bolted to the ACC. Had those four teams not been brought in, Pitt, Syracuse, and West VA would have bolted as well; and it still might not be enough to hold a place in the BCS for the Big East. Unless the Big East can get some consistent big wins against top tier teams from the other BCS Conferences, Pitt or Syracuse might still bolt for the Big Ten in the next couple of years.

    Hopefully the existing teams of the Big East can develop quickly to preserve the conference, but right now, beating up on UCONN, USF, Rutgers, and Louisville isn't going to impress.
  • hartfan

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    Jan 06, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    There does seem to be an underdog streak in the BCS bowls this year, with the exception of Florida, unfortunately, because Jesus Tebow himself played, apparently.

    Since we're talking BCS, I thought a breakdown of bowl wins by conference might be interesting.

    ACC (3-4)
    wins: Clemson, Florida State, Virginia Tech
    losses: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina

    Big 12 (4-3)
    wins: Iowa State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech
    losses: Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

    Big East (4-2)
    wins: Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida
    losses: Cincinnati, West Virginia

    Big Ten (4-3)
    wins: Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
    losses: Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern

    C-USA (2-4)
    wins: Marshall, Southern Methodist
    losses: East Carolina, Houston, Southern Miss, UCF

    MAC (0-4)
    losses: Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Temple

    Mountain West (4-1)
    wins: Air Force, BYU, Utah, Wyoming
    losses: TCU

    Pac-10 (2-5)
    wins: UCLA, USC
    losses: Arizona, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford

    SEC (5-4)
    wins: Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss
    losses: Kentucky, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee

    Sun Belt (1-0)
    wins: Middle Tennessee

    WAC (2-2)
    wins: Boise State, Idaho
    losses: Fresno State, Nevada


    Does this mean that the Pac-10 is horrible and the Mountain West should no longer be overlooked? What does it mean for the Big East that it's got a winning record but its top two teams lost? Will there ever be a satisfactory discussion of the BCS?

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    Jan 06, 2010 7:10 PM GMT
    Texas Fight! Texas Fight! And it's goodbye to Ala-Ba-ah-ma! Let's go Longhorns, and that hottie Colt McCoy! Woof!
  • Aquanerd

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    Jan 06, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    hartfan saidThere does seem to be an underdog streak in the BCS bowls this year, with the exception of Florida, unfortunately, because Jesus Tebow himself played, apparently.

    Since we're talking BCS, I thought a breakdown of bowl wins by conference might be interesting.

    ACC (3-4)
    wins: Clemson, Florida State, Virginia Tech
    losses: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina

    Big 12 (4-3)
    wins: Iowa State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech
    losses: Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

    Big East (4-2)
    wins: Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida
    losses: Cincinnati, West Virginia

    Big Ten (4-3)
    wins: Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
    losses: Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern

    C-USA (2-4)
    wins: Marshall, Southern Methodist
    losses: East Carolina, Houston, Southern Miss, UCF

    MAC (0-4)
    losses: Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Temple

    Mountain West (4-1)
    wins: Air Force, BYU, Utah, Wyoming
    losses: TCU

    Pac-10 (2-5)
    wins: UCLA, USC
    losses: Arizona, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford

    SEC (5-4)
    wins: Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss
    losses: Kentucky, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee

    Sun Belt (1-0)
    wins: Middle Tennessee

    WAC (2-2)
    wins: Boise State, Idaho
    losses: Fresno State, Nevada


    Does this mean that the Pac-10 is horrible and the Mountain West should no longer be overlooked? What does it mean for the Big East that it's got a winning record but its top two teams lost? Will there ever be a satisfactory discussion of the BCS?



    Good question. But just like the regular season, it's who you play as much as who you beat or lose too. 4 of PAC 10 loses were to Top 25 teams, all of whom were favorites. And PAC 10 had 6 bowl teams. MWC had .4. Sadly MWC only chance to be given national cred outside the story writes of the Sports Media, when down with the Horny Frogs lose to Boise State.

  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 06, 2010 10:12 PM GMT
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    Jan 06, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    Bama SUX!! Hook 'em Horns!!
  • Barricade

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    Jan 07, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    Texas shouldn't even be playing in the Championship game. Go 'Bama!
  • ohioguy12

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    Jan 07, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    Barricade saidTexas shouldn't even be playing in the Championship game. Go 'Bama!


    I know, it shoulda been Cincinnati! LOL
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    Jan 07, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    Bama all the way BABY!
  • PipHop

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    Jan 08, 2010 9:04 AM GMT
    Ducky46 saidBama all the way BABY!


    You called it all the way! As long as Florida didn't get it, I'm satisfied. One more Tim (wait till he comes out the closet) Tebow story, and I was going to projectile vomit.
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    Feb 16, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    Aquanerd said
    ohioguy12 saidI hope both teams lose! sorry I'm just bitter sice cincinnati laid an egg last week...


    Hey bud,
    The Bearcats had a nice run, but most teams in the Big East will need to understand that they are going to find it difficult completely with the elite teams from the other BCS Conference Teams.

    Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers, and South Florida are BCS Conference School because the Big East had to fill the void left when Miami, BC, and VA Tech bolted to the ACC. Had those four teams not been brought in, Pitt, Syracuse, and West VA would have bolted as well; and it still might not be enough to hold a place in the BCS for the Big East. Unless the Big East can get some consistent big wins against top tier teams from the other BCS Conferences, Pitt or Syracuse might still bolt for the Big Ten in the next couple of years.

    Hopefully the existing teams of the Big East can develop quickly to preserve the conference, but right now, beating up on UCONN, USF, Rutgers, and Louisville isn't going to impress.


    so wrong here. Big East actually as been rated about 3rd in conference strength according to the rpis and Sagarin the past couple of years. Old habits die hard. You think the more established programs are better because you are used to them. Current results are not based on history. The BE has won big bowl games against BCS teams..namely WVU beat OK and Ga. During OOC, the BE holds its own against the big conferences.

    Also get your facts straight, Rutgers was a charter member of the Big East football conference...been there right from the beginning since 1991. Does the BE have the media clout and fanbases of some of the more historical programs..no but that does not mean that they are not at the same level of the other conferences. Any talk of taking the BCS bid away from the BE is comical. The ACC has been far worse over the past few years if any bid is in danger.