Without A College Football Playoff Several Undefeated Schools Miss Out On A Championship
Through ten weeks of the college football season, . But that also means deserving teams will be on the outside looking in.
WHO IS IN?
LSU and Alabama, the top two teams in the BCS, will meet this weekend. And the winner of that game will be in the BCS title game where they will likely face Oklahoma State. Of course, this assumes that the LSU-Alabama winner goes on to win the SEC title game and that Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma.
WHO WILL BE SCREWED?
Barring any major upsets, we could see three undefeated teams in the BCS rankings that will be left out of the championship game. Stanford and Boise State would be the biggest losers if they run the table but finish ranked behind the SEC champ and Oklahoma State. Houston would also be undefeated and could be in the top ten by the end of the season (currently #13).
And what about the loser of the LSU-Alabama game? If those are two best teams in the country right now, is the loser of this Saturday’s showdown any less deserving of a title shot than Oklahoma State or Stanford? And if Oklahoma defeats Oklahoma State in convincing fashion, the Sooners could make a case that they are a more dangerous team than either Stanford or Boise State.
As the season winds down, the chances of chaos are growing. And with chaos comes upheaval. Ultimately, this could be the season that finally forces the powers-that-be to adopt a playoff system.