Big 12 BCS Mess
Posted by schoenke (2885 days ago)
View more blogs by this user
How stupid is it that the Big 12 has the BCS ratings determine who plays in its championship game? Couldn't they resolve a 3-way tie by total point differential, or record among common opponents? College football can't even get a championship game correct, and that's pretty basic. Could you imagine if the NFL writers decided a tie for a division title?
You must be logged in to post a comment. Click here to log in or register with RotoWire.com.
JesseLSiegel commented 2884 days ago
I believe the BCS ratings in this case are the 5th tiebreaker. Still, if I were a Texas fan, I'd be pissed. They beat Oklahoma, yet Oklahoma is ranked ahead of them.
herbilk commented 2884 days ago
Three way ties always cause the most problems. There will always be one team that's going to have a beef because they each beat one of the other two teams. Once you get to the fourth or fifth tiebreaker then nothing is going to seem fair.
schoenke (Blog Author) commented 2884 days ago
Still, I'd rather have it be graduation rate as Texas Tech jokingly suggested than put it in voters' hands.
thines commented 2883 days ago
I think its really funny that suggesting graduation rates being a form of tiebreaker is considered a joke.
schoenke (Blog Author) commented 2882 days ago
Here's a great blog post on how other conferences settle tiebrakers. There are plenty of other good options: http://www.laketheposts.com/2008/12/jhodges-what-if-big-12-was-big-ten-and.html
***Edited at 12/2/2008 7:36 PM PT***