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BCS debuts today

Posted on: October 19, 2008 9:32 am

There will be no suspense today in Austin, Tuscaloosa and State College.

Texas, Alabama and Penn State are expected to debut in the top three spots of the first set of BCS standings released today. The order should match that the human polls. All three solidified their spots with victories on Saturday.

No. 1 Texas and No. 3 Penn State did it in convincing fashion while No. 2 Alabama had to survive a rally from Ole Miss.

The order of the teams, though, might end up to be a trivia question. Only once in the previous 10 years have the top two teams in the first BCS standings met for the national championship. Good news for Texas, that was USC and the Longhorns in 2005.

The BCS standings are calculated by averaging the Harris and coaches' polls along with six computer indexes.


Category: NCAAF

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:47 pm

BCS debuts today

This morning on SportsCentral, they gave a specific time for the BCS Standings to be published, but that time has come and gone - hours ago now. I wonder why? Maybe the time given was wrong.

Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:38 pm

BCS debuts today

I'm a Georgia fan, so I'm neutral on this topic (if anything a little biased toward Alabama)

However, I agree as well, Penn St. is #2;

Watching the second half of yesterdays game Ole Miss just about came back to steal the win; Georgia had been stomped out of all dignity but managed to come back and make the score respectable in the second half. Kudos to Saban for getting the Ws, but I am much more impressed by Penn St. being down to Michigan and managing to pull out an impressive victory.

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:33 pm

BCS debuts today

Kendaldbastes.... Impressively beating crappy teams each Saturday is not more impressive than winning against good teams, no matter the score. Think back to the last two years when tOSU waltzed through their schedule without much resistance only to be thrashed two years in a row in the big game. I personally think PSU is better than those two tOSU teams, but I still think they would be beaten by UT/Bama/UF and possibly a few others.

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:33 pm

BCS debuts today

ya..i will.....PSU hasn't beaten anyone why should they be number 2.....they played one of the most cream puff non conference schedules in the country and play in a pretty weak i cant think of any good reason why they SHOULD be in the top 5 ...let alone number 2 

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:28 pm

BCS debuts today

I would argue Texas should be number 1 because of the quality of their wins. Bama should be number 2 because they are playing much better teams than PSU. And I don't think anyone could argue that PSU's win over Michigan (an awful team) was a "great" win. They were thoroughly beaten in the first half by UM and then the talent gap showed in the second. Bama had to hold off a team who is a combined total of 19 points away from being undefeated this season. Houston Nutt's team is good, they just don't finish. After PSU at 3, its going to be very interesting. Being biased as I am, I think UF should be 4 or 5 after they showed what they could do against LSU. USC, to me, is not a top 5 team. They were dominated by a below average OSU team. At least UF outplayed Ole Miss (2 fumbles inside your own 20 on muffed handoffs doesn't tend to win games....) but gave it up on turnovers. It will probably be a toss up from 3-8 in the first poll. And if tOSU is in the top 8, I'll be very disappointed. At some point you should be punished for ruining two NC games in a row....

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:26 pm

BCS debuts today

I will gladly 'neutral argue' that Penn St. deserves the 1 or 2 spot.  Alabama has yet to post an impressive victory against a good opponent.  Georgia and Clemson appear to have been overrated.  Penn St demolished the team that beat USC, and has yet to be tested by anyone this year.  Every game a blowout.  I'm no Longhorn fan, but no one has put two weeks together like this team.  They're probably a legitimate AND BCS #1.

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:19 pm

BCS debuts today

I don't see any way that Penn State makes it to the BCS title game witha loss.  They have not played a difficult schedule, and would be ranked behind other 1 loss teams from the Big 12, SEC, and a 1 loss USC team.  If they go undefeated they still need at least one loss from either Alabama or all Big 12 teams.

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:13 pm

BCS debuts today

I could argue it for you, but it would take Alabama being a little ways down in the computer rankings. Personally, I've had Penn St. @ No.1 in my own rankings for quite a while with Texas No.2 just recently. No worries for you, I see Penn St. making it to the big game and probably would make it even if they lose to Ohio St. this week.

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:12 pm

BCS debuts today

They probably do deserve it but remember the BCS rewards close games a lot more than blowouts which PSU has had in most of their games.  I would expect Bama to be at #2 however, either team can make their claim.

Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 4:04 pm

BCS debuts today

i know that im a homer but could psu debut at #2 in the bcs??? could anyone neutral argue that they deserve it??

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