Is the SEC already complaining about the BCS? It looks like it,
Say Southern California goes 12-0. Say Florida, Auburn or Georgia finishes 11-2 with an SEC championship. Those teams’ schedules are much harsher then Ohio State’s slate. The conference in which they play is projected to be much tougher than the Big Ten.
So what then?
Does a voter take into consideration Ohio State’s previous title game meltdowns
the past two seasons? Does a voter give into the national perception that the SEC is the most powerful conference and give the Gators, Tigers or Bulldogs the nod over Ohio State?
This IS the BCS we’re talking about, though. The flawed system utilizes common sense like Gwinnettians utilize MARTA.
In recently speaking with Mark Schlabach, good friend and ESPN.com college football writer, he’s talked to several voters who would contemplate putting a two-loss SEC team ahead of Ohio State if its one-loss scenario came to fruition. He said their reasoning was based on the fact that Ohio State had benefited from a top-heavy conference the last two seasons and that was proven in national title losses to Florida and LSU. The voters he spoke with would be willing to give an SEC team the benefit because of the SEC’s recent track record in title games.
But truly, is that fair to Ohio State? Is it fair to the current players who had nothing to do with their team’s previous transgressions?
Of course, Georgia’s following would be all for bucking the Buckeyes if the Bulldogs were in the running. They might have a legitimate case, too, with the meat grinder coach Mark Richt and his team are about to endure.
But take Georgia out of the equation and clear out conference loyalty. If Florida or Tennessee or LSU is the two-loss SEC Champion, would one of them deserve a seat at the table in Miami over Ohio State?
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