> Three roughly equal one-loss teams, too close to each other for anyone
> or anything to differentiate who's performed better with any degree of
> confidence. One of these teams will be arbitrarily denied a chance at
> the MNC.
> And this is the system you anti-playoff people think is so great and
> wondergful? GMAFB. We don't have a playoff, we don't have a national
> champion, but we do have a system that regularly and maliciously
> screws teams out of a deserved chance to win a NC. That sucks. You
> all suck to. I hope you all die.
Everyone always talks about playoffs making a "National Champion" but do
they really ? Was the 1983 or 1984 Villanova team actually a better team
than Georgetown ? Was the Miami team that upset Nebraska in the 1984 Orange
Bowl actually the best team that year (Nebraska beat one team 84-10, and
another 77-14) ? Was Penn St really the most talented team in 1986 ? Or did
Miami having one bad game make them a worse team than Penn St ?
NCAA only truly crowns REAL team champions in sports that win a series (as
in baseball, volleyball & maybe a few others). Its fun to watch playoffs but
they don't always crown the most deserving team as champion when they are a
one-loss and out system. Of course for football its impossible, so questions
will always arise as to who is better, or who should have won, etc.
Miami, had an argument in 2000, as they beat F$U and F$U was in the title
game. In 2001 Oregon had the best argument, instead of Nebraska. Shit
happens. Last year Miami was clear cut the better talented team than tO$U,
but when the game happened, Miami lost it. Was it fair ? Yes, because they
lost the one game that counted under the present circumstances.
If, as predicted tomorrow, U$C is # 1 in the polls but is # 3 in the BCS,
they have bad luck from the fates to kick around. Auburn turned out to be
sucky, so did Notre Lame, also the Bruins bombed out. If all of those teams
had held their own this year, L$U would have been the team out of luck, but
instead it looks as if the Trojans will be the ones to that have to
bend-over and hold their ankles.