Brady Hoke says Michigan football team deserves BCS bid
The Michigan football team is 10-2 and has toppled rival Ohio State.
Coach Brady Hoke says it should be a BCS bowl.
While experts widely project the Wolverines to play in the BCS, drawing a bid either from the Sugar Bowl or Fiesta Bowl, they actually fell a spot in the this week's standings. They're now 16th, and must be among the top 14 to be eligible for a BCS bid.
Michigan needs to leap two teams in the standings — Georgia, Wisconsin/Michigan State and Oklahoma are the best bets — for BCS entrance.
Hoke says his team deserves it.
"We're not going to make that decision," Hoke said Monday at his weekly news conference. "The one thing I can tell you about this team this is a team, in this conference, the Big Ten, that has won 10 games.
"I like how we've played at the end of a season and how our guys have gotten ready to play and how they represent Michigan. But we don't have anything to do with (the BCS rankings). We've done all that we can do.
"A 10-win team out of the Big Ten? I think that speaks for itself."
Michigan State and Wisconsin will play next weekend for the Big Ten championship, giving one of those teams three losses. The Wolverines, then, should be positioned to receive the Big Ten's second-best bowl bid.
Whether that's the Capital One Bowl or a BCS bowl remains to be seen.