In the days leading up to the final BCS Standings everyone was talking about whether LSU should play Alabama or Oklahoma State. We knew the title game picture was going to be a mess. What we didn’t know was how bad the Sugar Bowl match up was going to end up.
How on Earth can anyone in their right minds select Virginia Tech and Michigan to face each other over teams like Arkansas, Kansas State, and South Carolina? Here are a few arguments for these 3 teams.
If we’re looking at this from a final BCS standings take, obviously they should have selected a #6, #8, or #9 before a #11 or #13.
If we’re looking at this from their schedules -and- the final BCS standings:
-Michigan played NO teams in the final BCS Top 16 and 3 of their non-conference games were WMU, EMU, & SDST.
-Virginia Tech played 1 team in the final BCS Top 16 and that was #15 Clemson (who smacked them twice by a combined score of 61-13 including a pathetic home loss 23-3 and 3 of their non-conference games were App State, Ark State, & Marshall.
-Arkansas played 3 teams in the final BCS Top 16 including #1 LSU & #2 Alabama, their only loses of the year, not to mention 5 ‘at-the-time’ Top 25 teams.
-Kansas St. played 3 teams in the final BCS Top 16 which accounted for their only 2 losses of the year, not to mention 9 conference games in the Big 12.
-South Carolina played 3 teams in the final BCS Top 16 winning 2 of the 3 including a non-conference game against ACC Champion and BCS #15 Clemson (who smoked Virginia Tech!!!)
The Sugar Bowl should be ashamed of themselves for not selecting Arkansas, Kansas St, or South Carolina.
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