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Are BCS rankings just a bunch of BS?

Original post made on Nov 23, 2011

For weeks, David Shaw has avoided discussions about the BCS rankings. But as the regular season draws to a close, he finally let out his frustration about a "flawed" system.

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Comments

Posted by Cardinal Fan, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

The BCS isn't perfect, but its the best that college football has ben able to come up with. The idea of having national playoffs, adding about 1-3 more games to the season for those in the playoffs is crazy. This is COLLEGE football, not PRO. These are college students, whose primary objective should be academics, not playing football in January (which is in the dead of winter).

Stanford's situation would be much different right now if they weren't fading in the last part of the season, and if they hadn't got the c**p kicked out of them by Oregon, a 9-2 team. If Stanford and Oregon remain tied in the Pac 12 North standings, Stanford will also not get to play in the Pac 12 championship game, which will further diminish their standing in the BCS bowls selection.


Posted by Pleasantonian, a resident of Mission Park
on Nov 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

Pleasantonian is a registered user.

It's comical to me that coaches only complain about the BCS when their school isn't as highly regarded as they think they should be. Maybe Okie State lost to an unranked team but it was in overtime in an away game. Stanford, on the other hand, lost to Oregon at home and it wasn't even close. They also barely beat Cal and their only other real competition was USC. The Pac-12 just isn't that good this year other than a few teams. And Luck might be an amazing quarterback but there ARE some other amazing players in the country.


Posted by hoops, a resident of Mohr Park
on Nov 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Stanford cannot complain when they chose to play such a weak non-conf schedule.LSU and Alabama have an advantage because of the strength of the SEC.If you play in a mediocre conf you better play somebody.On the other hand maybe it is time to set up a playoff system and change the classifications.Establish a top level consisting of the big time programs that care to join that are already really professional anyway.The schools that want to act like real colleges with students can stay in the bowl system.