Does anyone else have any idea of what just happened with the BCS standings? Here it is.
1. Ohio State 11-1
2. LSU 11-2
3. Virginia Tech 11-2
4. Oklahoma 11-2
5. Georgia 10-2
6. Missouri 11-2
7. USC 10-2
8. Kansas 11-1
9. West Virginia 10-2
10. Hawaii 12-0
Do you see the inconsistency here? I think, though, that we'll be better off in the long run, because a lot of weight was placed on winning the conference championship, especially in the SEC. But it exposed a huge weakness in the BCS, namely the subjective portion of it. It was ridiculous hearing Herbstreit get out there and lobby for LSU because he had screwed up and pissed off Les Miles by announcing that he was going to Michigan, in an apologistic effort.
So fine, UGA can't play for it all. We had a case, and I still think we do. Again, and Mark Richt said this in multiple interviews: we were ranked ahead of the teams that were going to be playing the conference championships, and that was known, but nobody really cared. Then, it was obvious that a 2 loss team was going to get in, and everybody started puttin' up the tents and havin' revival.
Who should be pissed off?
1. Virginia Tech. They were ranked ahead of LSU. They won their conference championship. They beat a higher ranked team than LSU did. Granted they did lose to LSU during the regular season, but that was a few months ago.
2. Missouri. They got penalized for losing their conference championship, getting passed over for a BCS bowl, EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE RANKED AHEAD OF KU. How does that happen? They're going to the Cotton Bowl, KU is going to the Orange against VT.
3. Am I right that Michigan (unranked) was selected for a higher bowl than Wisonsin (ranked) to play UF in the Capitol One bowl? Not that I give two shits about either one, but that doesn't seem fair.
4. The number 13 team in the country is going to the Rose Bowl. Illinois. Know why? They want to perserve their tradition of having PAC 10 teams play Big 10 teams.
5. Anyone but OSU. By not playing in 2 weeks, they went up. We went down. The difference? In not beating anyone worth a damn, but winning a crappy conference, they backed into the championship game.
6. Hawaii. They're undefeated. They won their conference championship.
As it turns out, unless LSU had moved up to 2, we would not be going to the Sugar Bowl, so that's great. Don't get me wrong, the Sugar Bowl is a huge deal for us, and we've got our hands full. I just don't think that anyone has any idea how this current pecking order was chosen.