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This article on ESPN, it basically talks about how excited the BCS is about the potential of having ND in a BCS game because what it will do. How even if they lose a couple games they will definitely be in a BCS game if they meet the minimum requirements (Top 14 in BCS). Even if they dropped a couple games against let's say Wake Forest and USC. That's horrible. Now, I DEFINITELY believe that this decision wont need to be made because I think ND will run the table and 100% DESERVE A BCS BOWL GAME. My problem is only how they even openly admit "Hell, we couldn't care less if they deserve it... The money they bring baby!" Precisely the reason a very mediocre team, Michigan, played an even more mediocre V. Tech team that couldn't even win their own weak barely AQ division... and lost to Clemson TWICE. I cannot WAIT for the BCS to die. They don't even hide it. I know I am ranting and beating a nearly decade old horse... But I can't help it. That article struck a chord with me.
Once again I want to say that it has nothing to do with Notre Dame being overrated, because I am a believer. It's just how the BCS doesn't even care who is the best, it is about who brings the money.
Some BCS officials believe Notre Dame will play in a BCS bowl this season, even if the Fighting Irish lose two of their remaining four regular-season games.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
You have a great argument regarding the BCS, but I think you could make an argument that even with two losses ND would probably have a resume that would have them as good or better than many conf champions. They are very solid this year and probably have the only defense that could contain Bama.
In 2002 Ohio State won the National Championship because of the BCS..If not for the BCS Ohio State would have had to win their bowl game (Rose or Orange)and hope Miami lost their bowl game.. Thanks BCS
This post was edited by gessig 20 months ago
Woody and Archie.................................. Alex being Alex, ....................................and Woody at Dennison
We actually made that bowl game because we were ranked 2nd and undefeated..... Not because we were 13th and had a good traveling fan base... I think people are missing the point of this thread. I don't have a beef with the rankings (which is a whole different monster). I have a problem with how the choose teams for the BCS bowls, not including the NCG. 2008, how was that anyones fault that all of the teams ahead of us lost and we got in? Not the same argument. The year against Texas I believe it was, we got in because the rules state not more than 2 teams from the same conference could be in the BCS.... so that example doesn't work either. Odd points people are making...
This post was edited by Zskillit 20 months ago
well, you made it abundantly clear in your original post that ND with two losses wouldn't deserve a BCS bowl bid and I said that they certainly would. There is no doubt the BCS has a hard-on for teams like ND and OSU because they have huge fan bases. On the othe hand, ND has arguably the best resume right now and they are undefeated. Honestly, I think they ought to be ranked ahead of Oregon and Bama.
So an ND team that has a loss to Wake Forest and USC.... Would still belong in a BCS bowl game? Yikes. Other than that I have no idea what point you're trying to make with ND's current ranking. Did you even read my post? I said that ND will probably be playing for the title game, and that they deserve it.
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