Does Oklahoma deserve to be in the Sugar Bowl? Maybe. Does LSU? Yes. Does USC? Nay, I say. By now you're thinking of hitting that back button, but hear me out.
First of all let's take a look at who each team lost to. LSU lost to Florida, a very respectable team. Oklahoma, as we all know, lost to K-State, a pre-season favorite for the Sugar Bowl. And USC lost to Cal. Cal who?
But USC was number 1 in the polls, you say. Human polls. That's because human polls leave teams with late-season losses at a disadvantage. Ohio State finished with 2 losses. If they lost their 1st 2 games, and won out, they'd be ranked high in the human polls. Oklahoma played the best football in and out throughout this season.
USC only lost because of strength of schedule is your next argument. Well, the BCS didn't make the schedule. The BCS didn't play the games. The BCS just computes the info.
But Oklahoma didn't win their conference, they shouldn't be in the National Champiopnship, you tell me as you're running out of arguments. But that shouldn't matter. They played the best football out of anyone. With one loss, you shouldn't go from one of all-time best to not playing for the Nat'l Title. Sure, they're no longer one of the all-time greats, but definately played the best this season.
The most complaining for the BCS is from people who "wanted to see a USC-Oklahoma matchup." Well, though ****. People are throwing out "What-if's" all over the place. What if USC wins and OU loses? What is K-State wins, USC loses, and OU loses? We should let this resolve itself. See what happens, and it does work out so that OU loses, then we look for changes. But for now, have trust that the 2 best teams are playing in the Sugar Bowl.
And the winners are(Week 15 NFL)...
Sunday, Dec. 14
Atlanta Falcons (3-10) at Indianapolis Colts (10-3)
Buffalo Bills (6-7) at Tennessee Titans (9-4)
Detroit Lions (4-9) at Kansas City Chiefs (11-2)
Pick: Kansas City
Houston Texans (5-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7).
Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) at New England Patriots (11-2)
Minnesota Vikings (8-5) at Chicago Bears (5-8)
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) at New York Jets (5-8)
Pick: New York Jets
Seattle Seahawks (8-5) at St. Louis Rams (10-3)
Pick: St. Louis
San Francisco 49ers (6-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-6)
Baltimore Ravens (8-5) at Oakland Raiders (3-10)
Cleveland Browns (4-9) at Denver Broncos (8-5)
Carolina Panthers (8-5) at Arizona Cardinals (3-10)
Pick: Arizona if McCown starts, Carolina otherwise
Dallas Cowboys (8-5) at Washington Redskins (5-8)
Green Bay Packers (7-6) at San Diego Chargers (3-10)
Pick: Green Bay
New York Giants (4-9) at New Orleans Saints (6-7)
Pick: New Orleans
Monday, Dec. 15
Philadelphia Eagles (10-3) at Miami Dolphins (8-5)