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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Rutgers: the MNC?

Ah, God bless Rutgers, for completely fouling up the BCS, no matter what happens from this point. After watching the thrilling Louisville at Rutgers (first half, Louisville blowout; second half, Louisville shut out, Rutgers scores 21 unanswered points for the win), I am convinced of a couple of things:

1. If Rutgers goes undefeated, it should be in the BCS Championship Game. Why? We're at the point that, at most, there will be 3 unbeatens at the end of the season. Boise State. The winner of Ohio State-Michigan (assuming both are unbeaten by Nov. 18, which, after last week, may not be so certain). And Rutgers, which controls its own destiny now. If the general consensus had been that an unbeaten Louisville or WVU should be in it, how can Rutgers not be included, if it manages this feat?

2. That doesn't mean that they will. Unfortunately, without a lot of help from the humans, an unbeaten Rutgers may be lower ranked in the BCS ratings than not only Texas, Florida, and Auburn (if all three win out), but also the loser of Ohio State-Michigan. Talk about needing to scrap the system - an unbeaten from a BCS conference being shut out? Heads will roll.

Come on, voters - if Louisville deserved it, Rutgers would too. Go Scarlet Knights! Keep on winning.

2 Comments:

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Jimbo said...

If Rutgers wins out, they should go. The height of irony would be if 1 loss Auburn got in over unbeaten Rutgers. But hey, the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.

Anyway, I don't think Rutgers will actually win out, and I'm not convinced Auburn will (UGA this weekend and Bama in T'town will be VERY tough, esp. for 11th and 12th games in a row). Texas will lose to KSU this weekend or to KSU or NU in the Big XII CG. SC beats Cal and ND, and UCLA beats SC making them all two loss teams. Ark drops one, but then beats Florida.

The end result? tOSU-Mich rematch.

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger JamaalRunGood said...

moot.

 

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