I can't believe it happened. Georgia is number 4, and the number 1 and number 2 teams got beat.
Let's see... #1 and #2 lose, that means #3 and #4 move up, becoming the new #1 and #2, right? Hmm... wait, this is the BCS, which is now subject to the whims of ESPN's anchors.
Last night, West Virginia played Pitt. WVU was #2, and they lost. People started praising that Ohio State would be in the National Championship, I thought I heard Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN go a little giddy. Then, Oklahoma played Missouri. Missouri was #1, and they lost. Herbstreit changed his tune... barely a mention of Pitt's success or Ohio State now being a lock for the National Chamionship game... nope, for about 30 minutes, he interspersed play calling with campaigning for LSU.
Here's why this sucks so bad. Earlier in the day, LSU played Tennessee for the SEC championship. Even earlier in the day, Herbstreit made the monumental goof up of saying that LSU's coach was going to Michigan... yep, before the SEC championship game. The LSU coach was pissed (rightfully) and called out ESPN in a very brief press conference. LSU went on to win the SEC game. That leaves Herbstreit without actually apologizing publicly. Instead, he campaigns for LSU to jump from #7 to #2, over other deserving teams.
The BCS is screwed up, horribly, and this year they decided to give more weight to voters instead of the computers. Why this sucks really badly is that Herbstreit might actually succeed in getting LSU to jump over Georgia. The guy was the color commentator for one of the most-watched college football games so far this year, and he spent the last quarter of it campaigning for LSU rather than calling the game. He had an active audience and abused it in his favor to make up for his bonehead move of saying the LSU coach was leaving right before a huge game.
I have all the respect for LSU, I love the SEC, but honestly... Georgia deserves the National Championship game more than anymone. Georgia is next in line. Herbstreit is out of line.
We'll find out tonight at 5pm.
Get over it, Georgia didn't even win the east, cry more.
Dang Skippy Kirk. It's Georgia's time! LSU has has been #1 twice and lost both times. UGA would absolutely have beaten LSU yesterday and I have no doubt whatsoever about that.
Gean - You get over it! OU and Nebraska both got into the BCS Champ. Game without winning their conference. This UGA team will not wet their pants like those two teams. UGA is one of the hottest and most exciting teams in the country. It's our time.
This is why NCAA Division 1 Football needs a playoff system.
Nothing less is acceptable or excuseable.
You are very uninformed. You need to do a little research on what it takes to be eligible to compete in the national championship game. The BCS rule is that you have to win your conference in order to compete for the national championship. Georgia did not even win their division in the SEC let alone an SEC Championship like LSU did. Get with the program, pull for another National Championship for the SEC for two years in a row and hope that LSU makes it to the National Championship Game! They won the West, they won the SEC, and now it is time to pull for them to win a National Championship for the SEC!
Don. You are an idiot! You do not have to win your conference to be in the MNC game! That very statement you made was refuted last night. I have no problem with us not playing for the MNC after giving it some thought but LSU has no right playing in that game. If anybody has a complaint it's Choaklahoma! It will be a cold day in you know where before I pull for LSWho! I can't wait for Baton Rouge next year. UGA is gonna rip yall a new one boy.
While I agree the BCS is screwed up, it is pretty hard to swallow Georgia in the BCS Championship when they didn't win the SEC. Considering Ohio State played the 46th hardest schedule in the country, if anyting the championship should be LSU vs Georgia.
As far as the BCS getting fixed, I think the best we can hope for is a "plus one" system.
I have to give props to Hawaii, the only team to go undefeated. But seriously, look at who they played:
I have to give props to Hawaii, the only team to go undefeated. But seriously, look at who they played
Look, we all know the BCS is jacked up and the only way for all of this to work out is 'On the field'. PERIOD. No voters, No Computers.
Now, there is an 'unwritten' rule that has been around for years and that is you MUST win your div and conf to even be considered for the championship game and I TOTALLY agree with it. It goes to show you how screwed up the entire process is when a NON-Division winner is ahead of the division winners in the polls. LSU had every right to jump Georgia because of that one reason and the fact that they remained IDLE. It really should be OU or LSU or USC. Use last year as an example. UF jumped Michigan. You should have KNOWN it was coming.
BTW: GO GATORS!
Herbstreit Just Took the SID Job At Ohio State!!!
The fact that Herbstreit just accepted the position of Sports Information Director for Ohio State Univ. and considering the tremendous influence ESPN has over the polls, is the final nail on the coffin that proves to me that the whole system is rigged!
It is not about the two best teams playing, it's about voters manipulating the system to rig the matchup they want to see.
I hate all the last minute jockeying. Last year Michigan fell at the end largely because they finished before everyone else, the same thing happened to Georgia.
If the voters really thought LSU was deserving they should have already been ranked above Georgia. The pollsters, have this habit of dropping teams a certain number of spots just because they lost. In Hockey thats not the case, just cause a team loses doesn't mean they fall out of first.
That being said, if you don't win your conference you shouldn't be in the National Championship game UNLESS you are playing the winner of your conference. The problem was that the pollsters let Georgia climb for no reason and LSU fall below them for no reason.
And don't get my started on Herbstreit!
The double standard sucks! Ohio State may have won a conference championship, but they didn't have to play a conference final for it. Not to mention their wimpy schedule. Why move Georgia back but not them? Besides, what if Ainge hadn't thrown that game away with an interception pass to LSU in the SEC championship? Should Tennessee have jumped Georgia if that was the case? LSU looked horrible against Tennessee. They lost to Arkansas to back into the SEC final. Les Miles said that he was undefeated in regulation and Herbstreit jumped on that bandwagon. Well the way I see it, LSU was winless in overtime, and Georgia was undefeated in overtime. You can put any kind of spin you want on it. I can't believe more hasn't been said about this. ESPN was feeling the heat because of Herbstreit's flub Saturday morning. So they fell in line for the "makeup call" Herbstreit orchestrated before the Ok-Mizzou game was even over. That game was broadcast on ABC, and since they have a partnership with ESPN, they fell in line too. It just really sucks that one person can have that much influence over the polls. And the final insult: Georgia actually FELL one spot to number 5!!! Ridiculous! You aren't supposed to fall unless you lose. As for who Georgia is playing, I think Hawaii has a better chance of beating us than Ohio State would. And Ohio State has a better chance against LSU than they would have against Georgia (or for that matter Oklahoma or USC). LSU better get their act together or Ohio State may mop the floor with them. LSU has the talent on their side, but not the momentum.
The Bulldogs have put all this behind them and will take care of business on the field!
DAWGS ..................... sic 'em !!!!!!!!
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