Saturday, December 1, 2007

Do you feel like dancin'?

Let me first say that I'm not sure that the BCS system is the best way to do things. But, it is the agreed upon system, so therefore we have to live with it. You don't think Auburn's still pissed off? Yeah. But, here we are at the end of the season, and guess what...


Now, before you start making reservations in New Orleans for the game, think about it. The scenario that we had to happen to give us a chance has happened. Two of the teams ahead of us lost, Missouri (game's almost over) and West Virginia (already lost after Pat White went out with an injury). The other stuff that we needed didn't happen (UT winning the SEC, BC beating Virginia Tech), but it may not matter.

Here's the controversy.
  1. UGA didn't win nor did they play for their conference championship, after tying the SEC East in W-L but losing the head-to-head to Tennessee. (Again, did you see that game? OUCH!) But, their losses came earlier than most of the other teams that are in contention with the exception of USC. The difference there is that both of the games that we lost were to ranked teams. USC lost to a 40-point underdog in arguably the biggest upset of the past several years.
  2. LSU has 2 losses (both in triple overtime) and won the SEC today. They're ranked 7 right now, and their losses were later in the season than ours were. UK was ranked when they beat them, Arky wasn't.
  3. Virginia Tech has 2 losses, and they won their conference championship today. They lost bigtime to the team they're ranked immediately ahead of. They just beat a ranked team today, in BC.
  4. Kansas has only one loss, but they didn't play this weekend, and they were solidly behind us. Again, they lost really late, and they didn't play for their conference championship. So how could they possibly move ahead of us when we didn't play either. Those two spots would have to remain static.

I hear all these "experts." And I hear all of the arguments against UGA, but this would not be the first time that this has happened. If you remember in the 2002 BCS championship game, Nebraska made it to the championship game without having won its conference. A couple of years later, Oklahoma lost the Big 12 and played for the national championship game, losing, of course.

So, I don't care what they call it, The Back-in Championship Series, yadda yadda yadda. There won't be any asterisk on our National Championship banner when we unveil it next September in Sanford Stadium. The main argument here is that Georgia was ranked #4 going into the weekend. 2 teams ahead of us played and lost. The team immediately behind didn't play. But our Ace card here is what our ranking was going into the weekend. The disbelief is that people didn't have any clue that either Missouri or WVU would lose. But it happened, and now you have to work with the system you have. Yeah, a playoff system would be interesting, but that's not what we have this year.

BCS Championship Game: Ohio State vs Georgia, and I like our chances!!! Get ready for it Dawg Fans, we're on the brink of doing something we thought we NEVER would have had a chance to do on the way home from Knoxville.


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