So if Oregon and Auburn stumble, who would take the number two position in the BCS Rankings? Right now, aside from Oregon and Auburn, there are two other undefeated teams: Boise State and TCU. The big battle of top five teams turned into a massacre at Utah, as TCU rolled past them and sent a clear message. Meanwhile, Boise State just keeps rolling against a weak conference schedule. When all is said and done, I think only Oregon, Boise State and TCU will remain undefeated.
So, if at the end of the season, Oregon, Boise State and TCU are the only undefeated teams, who plays each other for the National Championship? Oregon is a given. After that, there is a huge gray area of subjective opinion where people will discuss whether Boise State or TCU is deserving of a title shot and how if they were in a power conference would they still be as dominant. Alabama’s second loss added more questions than answers because now Auburn has a game advantage to play with in the SEC West.
LSU is just sitting, buying time with a strong schedule and the possibility of a slip up from teams ranked higher than them. As the season unwinds, the support that LSU gets from pollsters will be telling as to how the end of the season could play out for Boise State and TCU. That is what makes the BCS so controversial; the season hardly ever plays out neatly and perfectly to determine a championship matchup.
On the other end of the spectrum, what would happen if all of these undefeated teams stumbled and finished with a single loss? Then everyone, except non-BCS conference schools, would have some kind of argument for a national title shot. So what would happen to all these one-loss teams? They would get sent to certain BCS bowls, while only two teams determine a national title.
The fact that computers determine the worthiness of a team just seems illogical when you think about it. Saturday after Saturday, athletes pour blood and sweat into games for a win that a computer may or may not deem beneficial enough to help your ranking. That just doesn’t make sense. Arguments for the BCS include how it stresses the regular season and every game matters, unlike the NFL where twelve teams make the playoffs. I understand and respect that argument until multiple teams have the same record.