Wait, so Alabama loses to #9 Texas A&M and is now #2. Oregon loses to #8 Stanford by a field goal in OT and they fall to ..... #5??? This would be the same Stanford that played #1 Notre Dame and only lost that one in OT.WTF?
Posted by: ced at November 18, 2012 10:12 PM
Posted by: MountainPatriot at November 18, 2012 10:25 PM
Since 2004 the only season where an SEC did not compete in the championship game was 2005 where the best team in the conference was 2 loss Georgia.
Now with one game and a championship game left on the schedule, who are 2 and 3 in the coaches and writers polls? SEC teams. Both of which will likely be in their conferences championship game. This, in essence makes the SEC championship game a national title play in game and a seventh consecutive trip to the big game for the conference.
Posted by: IMRight at November 18, 2012 10:32 PM
Posted by: jtm371 at November 18, 2012 11:04 PM
Posted by: Barry at November 18, 2012 11:07 PM
Posted by: Kevin at November 19, 2012 12:17 AM
Posted by: skeeter at November 19, 2012 02:36 AM
#1 Bama lost to #15 Texas A&M (week 11) and fell to #4 (week 12).
#2 Oregon lost to #13 Stanford (week 12) and feel to #5 (week 13).
Makes sense to me.
Posted by: Neal at November 19, 2012 05:55 AM
If I remember correctly the BCS takes into account of the teams they play and also the teams that those teams play. So it goes back two layers. So you not only have to win, you have to hope your opponents and their opponents have a decently strong schedule.
When AM beat Alabama, AM had two defeats, however those loses were to Florida (ranked in the top 10) and LSU (also ranked in the top 10).
So strength of schedule is part of the formula. But then again all this BS would be cleared up with a simple playoff system and get rid of the rankings all together.
Posted by: Waste at November 19, 2012 06:52 AM
What can I say, Roll Tide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: AMartinez no not that one at November 19, 2012 07:22 AM
Posted by: Kafiroon at November 19, 2012 09:36 AM
I've got a particularly crude joke ready, but in the interest of civility I'll keep it to myself.
Posted by: Helen of Troy at November 19, 2012 10:23 AM
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