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Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 2:43 p.m.

Brady Hoke says Michigan football team deserves BCS bid

By Kyle Meinke


Brady Hoke on Michigan and a possible BCS bid: "This is a team, in this conference, the Big Ten, that has won 10 games."

The Michigan football team is 10-2 and has toppled rival Ohio State.

What's next?

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.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 12:10 a.m.

At some point Sparty's luck is going to run out - fake field goal ND last year, hail mary Wisconsin this year. Prediction - Wisconsin blows out MSU, UM gets the BCS bid, and I'll get a good laugh. Who cares to see State play in a BCS game? The only reason I'd like to see State in a bowl game is to see Oregon put up 50 on them and Dantonio go 0-5. Go Blue.

Lorain Steelmen

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 6:18 p.m.

Going to New Orleans to play a Houston team in the Sugar Bowl is just NOT all that exciting to me. I would much rather go to the Capital One Bowl, and play an SEC team. If this team decides it wants to WORK, between now and the bowl, they a have a great shot, at going 11-2, with a year ending victory over an SEC team....and one heck of a great season!


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 10:20 p.m.

Lorain, I agree with your sentiment wholeheartedly. I see nothing football prestige-wise to be gained from playing Houston. If UM beats them, everyone will just say, "Big deal -- it's a Conference USA team." If we lose, it would be Appy State ridicule all over again. And unfortunately, Houston is a good enough passing team to scorch our secondary. Bring on an SEC team.


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 1:46 a.m.

I could care less. They beat OSU- that was my season. Whether they get a BCS bowl game or not just effect how much money comes Michigan's way. The whole BCS bowl/ money thing sort of turns me off.

Darin Lewis

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 1 a.m.

"A 10-win team out of the Big Ten? I think that speaks for itself." Isn't Mich State a 10 win team? Isn't Wisconsin a 10 win team? what about the SEC 10 win team (Georgia)? Was Michigan's schedule harder than the above teams? I think not, especially when 8 of your games are played at home. You really think Michigan should get a BSC bowl because they WEREN'T good enough to play for the Big 10 championship?


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 2:17 p.m.

Of course not Darin. Using your logic, Indiana should get a BCS bowl bid because they WEREN'T good enough to play for the Big 10 championship. How about Purdue, Northwestern...... Now do you see the flaw in your logic? What is the difference between Michigan and all of these other teams NOT playing for the championship? Maybe their won/loss record?


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 1:41 a.m.

"Isn't Mich State a 10 win team? Isn't Wisconsin a 10 win team? what about the SEC 10 win team (Georgia)?" Yes, you are correct. I certainly hope their coaches are lobbying for their own teams as well. Seems logical, wouldn't you say?

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:17 a.m.

I agreed with Hoke when we were # 12 (he felt we weren't yet that good) and I agree with him now. Obviously, the BCS ranking gods punished us (15th to16th) for giving up so many points to an unranked osu. ESPN isn't sure msu falls below us with a loss (since they beat us), but feels wisc. would fall below with us with a loss. That leaves only one other loss from a team just above us (to be 14th ranked) and a Houston win for a Sugar Bowl matchup with UH. Here is a clearer picture of how the BCS works; <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> No matter what, Michigan (fan base) is a top five draw for a bowl and we will get the best possible bowl, hopefully the BCS. MgoBlueForTiM.....watching the Wolverines on a warm sunny January day

Larry Weisenthal

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 7:16 a.m.

I don't think that the problem was giving up so many points to Ohio. We didn't fall in either of the two human polls (where subjectivity with respect to margin of victory may enter in), and the NCAA forbids the computer polls to consider margin of victory, to lessen temptation to run up the score. We fell in the computer polls, and I believe that this was owing to factors beyond our control, such as Illinois losing to Minnesota and thus reducing the quality of the earlier win over Illinois. As I wrote in another comment, and MSU win over W would lesson the negative impact of the earlier loss to MSU, by elevating MSU's stature on the computer polls.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 11:38 p.m.

The BCS championship is just a lot of bunk. Until their is a &quot; Big Dance &quot; for NCAA football then it doesn't really matter what bowl you play in.

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:18 a.m.

Bah humbug........


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 11:01 p.m.

Bad headline. He did NOT &quot;say Michigan deserved it.&quot; I'm not nitpicking ... this is actually pretty important to look at how he handled this. First, he clearly indicated it's not his decision. This is important because it seems to be one of those lessons he imparts on his team almost daily -- prepare, execute, and don't worry about the things you can't control. How do you think he got his players to focus so intently this season? By constantly reminding them what they can do something about (preparation and execution) and what they can't do anything about (polls, rumors about Meyer, BCS bowls, etc.) Second, he never used the word &quot;deserved.&quot; I doubt that's in Hoke's vocabulary. &quot;Deserved&quot; implies entitlement, and in Hoke's coaching style and worldview nobody is entitled to anything ... what you get is what you earn. What he's really doing here is (a) boosting the Big 10, and (b) sending yet another message to his team that he's proud of their accomplishments. As for the BCS ... what he did say is absolutely true -- &quot;But we don't have anything to do with (the BCS rankings). We've done all that we can do.&quot; Yet another reinforcement of his &quot;prepare, execute and don't worry about what you can't control.&quot; His players will hear this -- &quot;Men, you've done Michigan proud. You've gone out and earned a 10-2 record in a tough conference. You've done what you can do. What comes will come. Regardless of that decision you go out and prepare and execute, regardless of the opponent.&quot; I like this coach. A lot. But seriously ... bad headline. What Hoke


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:20 p.m.

cuz OHOH ST sucks,and it was close. Not to wory sit back and watch the BIG BOYS play this weekend!


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 10:10 p.m.

Jude - are you referring to that rousing 10-7 shootout victory in October by the mighty Spartans?


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:57 p.m.

I can't remember, what was the score of MSU's game against OHOH St? Surely, it wasn't closer than six points...


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:55 p.m.

I plan on watching the big boys. Who is Wisconsin playing again?


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:40 p.m.

I'm glad to see a Sparty confident in his team this seems the rest of your ilk isn't so confident, and that's after already beating Sconnie this year.

Elaine F. Owsley

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9 p.m.

I will never understand how they do the ranking for these things. How did we beat Ohio State and lose two points?

Larry Weisenthal

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 7:07 a.m.

Where we fell is in the computer rankings. For example, Illinois got beat by Minnesota. This diminishes the quality of our win over Illinois. That's why it would be a great thing for Michigan's BCS chances were MSU to beat Wisconsin. This would diminish the impact of the loss to MSU. Anyway, I always root for MSU, except when they play Michigan. I've been a huge fan of MSU football since the 1966 MSU-Notre Dame game, when Notre Dame ran out the clock on offense to preserve a 10-10 tie, while MSU, on defense at the time, was frantically calling time outs, to give themselves the chance to play for the win and not the tie. But I was a Michigan fan even before that and, after 9 years as a student in A2, including the glorious 1969 M/tOSU game, my admiration for Sparty does have some clear boundaries.

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:23 a.m.

Elaine...the BCS gods felt that for a # 6 team (defense) in the nation, only giving up 16 points a game; that allowing 33 to an Unranked team (osu) was too much. Geez, what ever happened to that 'a win is a win' ?


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:47 p.m.

&quot;A 10-win team out of the big ten? I think that speaks for itself&quot; The loser of the B1G championship game would be in the same 10 win position, yet with a better conference ranking. Other then 1 v. 2 the BCS is about money. Not the best teams or the best bowl match-ups. Its about bringing in the most money to those local municipalities. Hoke, should have said &quot;10 wins, and a large national following? I think that speaks for itself.

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:25 a.m. are too funny sometimes...ha,ha.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:21 p.m.

Consdering the only thing in Michigan's power is to win games, and considering they won 10 of them and have a good chance at making a BCS game, it seems Coach Hoke is on the money.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:19 p.m.

position of last year like osu, msu, and wish


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:19 p.m.

LHCarr finally a little sanity. Yes that is the way it is, its all about money fair or not. If Wisc. MSU and U of M were in the same position as last year as wish, msu, and U of M. I would expect the same thing to happen with an at large going to either of those two schools then MSU because of fan bases. That is just the way it is, but to trump it up like U of M had a better season then the loser of the B1G title game, as some are trying to do, is absurd. You and I agree, as I am sure Coach Hoke ( and every other Big Ten Coach ( and probably every coach in a league with a championship game)) would, that you would rather play for a B1G championship with no BCS bowl guarantee, then have a BCS bowl guarantee and no shot at a conference championship.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:10 p.m.

I get what you're saying, but the loser of the B1G championship is left with 3 losses and therefore will drop down. That's just the way it is, fair or not. At least they get to play for a championship, which I'd take over being in our shoes. The reward is much bigger than the downside of playing in a Florida bowl instead of a BCS bowl. We'll get to a BCS bowl because of our following, and that's nice for us, but the first objective is winning the B1G, and we can't do that. But for now, I'm thrilled that the program has turned around so quickly and that we beat Ohio.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:08 p.m.

my post dosnet have anything to say about the BCS selection critera, just about Hoke's comment about a 10 win big ten team. One 10 win team in the B1G will not go to a BCS bowl. plain and simple And no a top-14 finish isn't all that matters. all that matters is if you are in the 14 how much money you can bring as an at-large. If michigan comes in at 14 and gets a bid, at least 3 teams ranked ahead of them will not get a bid to the BCS. ITS ALL ABOUT $. Thats it $, $ and $


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9 p.m.

A Top-14 finish. That's what matters for at-large bids. Not where you finish in the Big Ten standings, not who won the MSU-UM game, not who won their division...just who finishes in the Top-14.

Frank Brandon

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:36 p.m.

But Brady I thought all that mattered to you is to win the Big 10 conference. You weren't even runner up in your own conference. You didn't even play the top 2 teams in the other division and the conference teams you beat had a combined 19-29 conference record. You played all but 4 games at home and lost 2 of your 4 road games. The real problem is that Mi probably will get the bcs bid if msu loses which will start off a real firestorm. Good luck next year brady when 2 of your first 3 will be in s bend and Tex stadium vs Ala. and on the road in neb and urbranmeyer, ohio to end the season.

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:26 a.m.

Frank you are too funny.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 11:36 p.m.

This is Michigan!! We deserve it!! This is Michigan!!


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:18 p.m.

Thank you for your good luck wishes. It will be a tough schedule, but we will continue to improve and be a much better team when we play those games. I can't wait.

David Vande Bunte

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:07 p.m.

Umm, so what? It's not like MSU faced tough competition. MSU's opponents that they beat only went 24-32. But lets not limit it to strictly conference play, lets look at the combined records of EVERYONE on the schedule, win or loss, both conference and non-conference. MSU opponents combined for a 70-72 record. Not exactly lighting the world on fire. How did Michigan do? Try 81-62 (SDSU still has 1 game left, so that could go up to 82-62, or down to 81-63)...and that doesn't even account for the fact that MSU played an FCS school, while Michigan didn't. UM's 10-2, 82-62/81-63 &gt; MSU 10-3 70-72.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9 p.m.

Perhaps Michigan should vacate its 10-2 record because Frank thinks it is a fraud.... Nah. Great season considering the depths the program sunk to over the last three years. A Big 10 championship remains the goal - next season.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:19 p.m.

More realism from Brady Hoke, who consistently points out that the Wolverines are not yet where he is determined to put them: at the top of the conference and at the top of college football. Overall, there are 5 Big Ten teams in the BCS rankings this week: all (including Michigan) are on the bottom half of that list. Does any one team &quot;deserve&quot; more than they've earned? No - and I'm sure Coach Hoke agrees. As for what bowl Michigan ends up playing in, I seriously question the idea that they should play No. 7 on the BCS list. That's a mismatch which would almost certainly harm Michigan's reputation. The Wolverines... are not yet ready for this level of competition. And besides: it's very doubtful that there'll be lack of interest in whatever bowl Michigan shows up in this year. Two &quot;words&quot; - Denard Robinson - explain the reason quite nicely. Heck, I'd even go for a rematch between No. 13 Michigan State and No. 16 Michigan. THAT would show how much improvement Michigan has accomplished. (Besides finally shutting down the MSU fan /trolls claiming they have a &quot;permanent&quot; edge over Michigan. The most laughable claim / assumption of the 2011 season.)

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:29 a.m. to see a rematch - too cool ! Remember, msu has lost six of the last ten games with Michigan, 67 out of last 99 (geez !).


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:21 p.m.

UM will probably play Houston in the Sugar Bowl.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:50 p.m.

yeah MSU and Wisconsin are more deserving for winning their respective divisions. But thats not the way it works


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:12 p.m.

We should have one Saturday's game by two touchdowns or more. Instead, we gave them plenty of opportunities to make it a game and hurt our stock with the BCS. Lets just be happy to be bowling South of the Mason/Dixon line.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:09 p.m.

Come on klondike - the mighty Spartans have their future in their own hands. Win and they are in the Rose Bowl. If they don't take care of business then they deerve whatever fate the system has for them. Whose fault is that?


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 1:44 p.m.

What is it with all of you chirping Spartan fans? First of all, if U-M were playing for the Big Tem championship, U-M fans wouldn't have any concern whatsoever as to what is going on with the Spartans. You guys want to be thought of as a nationally relevant program yet your vision can't seem to get past Ann Arbor. Secondly, you are chattering about Bo's bowl record? Seems to me that Mr. Dantonio is working on a 'legacy' of his own. 0-4 and counting. Speaking of wanting to play in a lesser bowl, you had better not go up against Oregon in the Rose Bowl. A second straight exposure and fifth straight bowl loss for your beloved leader will start the whispers of &quot;fraud&quot;.

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 4:32 a.m.

part 2 (see post a couple slots up) Should Michigan be selected for a &quot;better bowl&quot;, for any reason, they will more likely get their cleats handed to them before a larger audience than if they face a more evenly-matched opponent. So Brady Hoke would stand to benefit from playing a lower-ranked team, as he would then be more likely to actually win a game in the post-season, rather than finishing with the normal wolverine whimper. That's what they mean by &quot;The Michigan Difference&quot;. Perhaps the sports media should be asking Brady Hoke if he would rather win or lose in his first bowl game, and if he wants to win, they should ask him if he will be rooting for MSU against Wisconsin. They should ask him if he wants to follow in the footsteps of the Michigan Legend. 0 Comments - click here to add your own Post author: SpartanMan82 at 9:53 PM


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 7:59 p.m.

How would a 10-2 Michigan team that lost to MSU and finished second in the Legends division be more deserving of a BCS bid than MSU should MSU lose to Wisconsin and finish 10-3 (with an extra game)? MSU beat Wiscy already and UM didn't play them.

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 4:30 a.m.

WILL BRADY HOKE ROOT FOR MSU? Now that the Weasels have pulled off their miracle season, speculation is rampant that they will &quot;leapfrog&quot; MSU and be invited to play in one of the Basically Corrupt System (BCS) bowl games. This latest preemptive rumor is based on the assumption that MSU will lose to Wisconsin on Saturday. Isn't that the way all of these innuendos begin? They all start with the premise that something will go wrong for Michigan State, and finish with how something will go right for Michigan. And they always come up before anything has happened. That way, whatever actually happens can make people forget the specious rumor in case it doesn't turn out to be true. For example, consider the pregame slams against MSU two weeks ago. It was strongly suggested that Spartan fans should root for UM against Nebraska, when the only possible way it would help MSU for UM to win that game is if MSU lost another game. In other words, the story began with the idea that MSU was certainly going to fail. In this case, many are assuming that UM will get to a &quot;better bowl&quot; before MSU has even played in the conference championship. People are discussing it as if it's already REAL. But what does Brady Hoke think about it? After all, should his team get into a &quot;better bowl&quot;, they will certainly face a &quot;better team&quot; that will be more likely to start his post-season career at Michigan just like his idol, Blow ScUMbuckler. (The Old Blowhard lost his first seven bowl games, which is what he meant by being a &quot;champion&quot;.) SSee next post for part 2.

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:36 a.m.

Actually, shockingly surprising - deb has a point. i.e.; Michigan will get a much better bowl than others with better records because of it's fan base across America - maybe the best. The bowl committee's are drooling, very likely Michigan/Houston @ Sugar and yes it is quite possible with a loss, Michigan gets a BCS bowl and msu does not. No comment further.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:34 p.m.

To be among the Top-14 or a conference champion is a great gauge, as we're among the top 12% of the teams or the kinds of our respective conferences in the FBS. I'd be happy if Michigan was ranked among the best. Considering the title of this article, &quot;Brady Hoke says Michigan football team deserves BCS bid,&quot; if Coach Hoke has an issue with a conference non-champion going to the BCS, then it must be a pretty small one. To remphasize, Deb, if Michigan finishes in the Top-14, they'll be among the top! Pretty exciting stuff, right?


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:32 p.m.

&quot;more deserving?&quot; How long have you been watching college football? Also, getting into the who-beat-who rationale for anything turns into a nightmare. We beat ND and Neb, did State? Oh, but those were home games for us...well, so were State's wins vs. U-M and Wisc. What State &quot;deserves&quot; is a chance to play for the conference championship and a Rose Bowl berth. If State loses, they have 3 losses and drop out of BCS contention, but at least they had a shot at a championship. I'd take that anyday.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:22 p.m.

didn't say I had a problem with it. Just take the BCS for what it is. People tend to make it a gauge, like we had a better season. Ask Hoke, rather have a chance to play for B1G title with no BCS if you lose, or no shot at title and a BCS game. I would bet Hoke answers play in the title game


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:18 p.m.

Don't hate the player, Deb, hate the game. You should write the BCS and the bowl games it partners with if you're unhappy. And if Michigan finishes in the Top-14 in the BCS and higher than Wisconsin or MSU, then the voters and computers agree. You think we should turn down the BCS bowl invitation if we get one, huh?


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:04 p.m.

The bowl money doesn't go to the school directly, the bowl money goes to the conferences, who then divide it. The big ten really shouldn't care who goes as long as it gets money for big ten teams. I'd reply to the rest of your post, but I do not understand it because it is poorly written. Michigan put themselves in a position to go, but I must say there selection will be due largely in part in their ability to travel. Getting in the top 14 allows you to be selected for a BCS game, it does not mean you deserve it. If Michigan gets picked at 14, there will be at least 3 teams ranked ahead of them that do not go to the BCS. The system is what it is. But to try and say a team is better, had a better season or deserves it more then another based on the selection criteria is ludicrous.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:56 p.m.

You're right, Deb, because the out of conference coaches and the voting journalists will vote Michigan into the Top-14 to help the school earn money. Maybe the one of the bowl games will pick Michigan over other schools because they know our fans will travel, but only if Michigan qualifies, is it their right to do so. If Michigan goes, it's because it was earned with a Top-14 finish first. Go Blue


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:49 p.m.

its not all about bcd rankings its all bout Money. BCS dosent determine who had a better season for at-large bids, or who deserves it, they take who can make them the most money

David Vande Bunte

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:46 p.m.

Correct...and that is the both the strength and weakness of conference title games. Those teams that go either benefit from the extra win, or suffer from the extra loss. The fact that MSU beat UM will not help them if they are 10-3. The additional loss, even if it's in a conference title game, will matter.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:31 p.m.

What role do conference standings play in at-large BCS bids? As far as I understand, very little. It's all about BCS rankings, and Michigan State's win over Michigan is already factored in by the voters and the computer rankings, so if the voters and computers say Michigan deserves it, then they do. Don't hate the player, hate the game. Going to the conference championship has risks with its rewards. Stop complaining and earn your Rose Bowl trip. A third loss won't earn you it, or any other BCS game.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 7:54 p.m.

Happy MEANday!!! A perfect prediction history!! (post MSmoo game) 1.Beat Purdunck---very winnable game . CHECK!!!! 2. Slap the Squackeyes!!-----CHECK!! i am counting this as a win!! 2 missed pass interference calls and a blown TD call on Hemmingway! 3.Play defense against the Illini----if we hold em under 65--we win! CHECK!!! 4.Hook the huskers-welcome to the big house...children of the corn!!! CHECK!!!! 5. Smush the punkeyes- nothing like kicking an injured dog while he's down-- THE SEVEN GAME LOSING STREK WILL COME TO A CRASHING HALT!!!!! CHECK!! CHECK!!! 6. Give the heisman to Meango blue for all of his amazing predictions. CHECK? MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEANchigan football has returned from the dumps!! As the Man-crush crowd has taken there lumps!!!

Macabre Sunset

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 7:51 p.m.

I agree with Hoke's sentiment that Michigan is a deserving team, but according to the selection rules, higher ranked teams will have to be bypassed to give Michigan that opportunity. What will they say in Boise if Michigan, at 14th in the final BCS standings, receives an at-large bid ahead of 7th-ranked Boise State? I think the problem lies more in the BCS and with the voters than it does with Hoke, though. We need a playoff system in college football.


Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 12:04 a.m.

You're missing a few things. The loser of MSU v. Wisconsin will more than likely drop below us. But, put that aside, and there are still several other games that could shake rankings. - Oklahoma State (3) v. Oklahoma (10), if Oklahoma loses they'll move below us. - Houston (7) v. Southern Miss (24), Houston losses they could move below us given they really haven't beat anyone - Kansas State (12) v. Iowa State - A KSU loss would give them 3 losses - LSU v Georgia - Georgia will have three losses although they might not drop much. Let's say all the above teams that are ranked lose, 5 in all, we could move up 5 spots. Who knows. Agree that it is far from a perfect process though.

Terry Star21

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 12:40 a.m.

Agree - the BCS is flawed. If you read the rules, the BCS also has two provisions in it's rule book for notre dame - whats up with that ? I have been thinking for two weeks that Michigan could get a better bowl than msu/wisc. and others. Who woulda' thunk ?


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 10:37 p.m.

It shows that the students of Boise should have tried to go to those of us who went to Michigan figured out before we ever heard of Boise.


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 9:10 p.m.

I like the idea of a if necessary plus 1 format, leaves the emphasis on regular season games


Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 8:33 p.m.

Well said