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LA Ute
12-07-2008, 07:57 PM
It is a travesty that BYU, at 10-2, has to play the 5th-place team in the PAC-10, a league the MWC owned this season. Ridiculous. A few bad bounces of the ball, and Utah is in the same boat. Maybe someday things will be better.

TripletDaddy
12-07-2008, 08:01 PM
BYu did not earn a marquee bowl this year, but the current pairings for the MWC are pathetic.

The league champion is automatically paired with the 4th place team from the PAC10? how awful is that?

I would have been pleased with a BSU matchup. At least the opponent is interesting.

TCU should also be pissed. It didn't even get an invite to its own conference bowl tie-in.

YOhio
12-07-2008, 08:04 PM
TCU should also be pissed. It didn't even get an invite to its own conference bowl tie-in.

I see your point, but I doubt many TCU fans would switch places with us.

SteelBlue
12-07-2008, 08:08 PM
So what are the odds the MWC can steal the auto bid from the Big East in the next few years? Will it take having 2 or 3 top 25 teams each year for the next 4 years?

OrangeUte
12-07-2008, 08:09 PM
I see your point, but I doubt many TCU fans would switch places with us.

that's for sure.

how good is arizona this year? i know nothing about them except that every year for the last 5-6 years stoops the second was supposed to finally have his breakout year.

OrangeUte
12-07-2008, 08:09 PM
So what are the odds the MWC can steal the auto bid from the Big East in the next few years? Will it take having 2 or 3 top 25 teams each year for the next 4 years?

i think we have to have a team in the top 10 every few years as well as 2 or 3 in the top 25. bcs busting a few more times will help tons.

SeattleUte
12-07-2008, 08:26 PM
It is a travesty that BYU, at 10-2, has to play the 5th-place team in the PAC-10, a league the MWC owned this season. Ridiculous. A few bad bounces of the ball, and Utah is in the same boat. Maybe someday things will be better.

Don't patronize them. They won't like you for it.

Solon
12-08-2008, 06:12 AM
It is a travesty that BYU, at 10-2, has to play the 5th-place team in the PAC-10, a league the MWC owned this season. Ridiculous. A few bad bounces of the ball, and Utah is in the same boat. Maybe someday things will be better.

This is true. While we can argue all day about USC, OU, UT, and Florida, the real shortcomings of the BCS system show up in the way it treats the 108 or so schools that aren't in the super-heavyweight division.

pelagius
12-08-2008, 06:41 AM
that's for sure.

how good is arizona this year? i know nothing about them except that every year for the last 5-6 years stoops the second was supposed to finally have his breakout year.

The Las Vegas Sports Consultants think they are better than BYU (or they did as of last week). If BYU wins it will be easily the best win of the season.


http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-football/story.cfm/story/786812



Florida 115.0 1 Title shot on the line in Atlanta.
2 Oklahoma 114.3 2 Shootout winner over Cowboys.
3 Southern Cal 113.5 3 Rival Bruins last Rose Bowl hurdle.
4 Texas 113.0 4 BCS snub!!!!
5 Penn State 110.5 5 Eyeing a date with the Trojans.
5 Alabama 110.5 6 Everything on the line vs. Gators.
7 Texas Tech 109.3 7 Barely got by Baylor.
8 Missouri 106.5 8 Knocked off by Kansas.
8 Ohio State 106.5 9 Back in BCS picture???
10 Georgia 105.0 10 Couldn't hold off Georgia Tech.
11 Utah 104.8 12 Where do they end up????
12 Oklahoma State 104.7 11 Gave Sooners a battle.
12 Boise State 104.7 13 Another Bronco blowout.
14 Texas Christian 104.1 14 Solid season for Horned Frogs.
15 Oregon 103.6 16 Spoiled Beavers Rose Bowl plans.
16 California 102.9 15 Wrap up with Washington.
17 Mississippi 102.2 24 Houston Nutt - Coach of the Year???
18 Cincinnati 101.8 20 Comfortable win over Syracuse team.
19 West Virginia 101.6 17 Flopped in Pittsburgh.
20 Iowa 101.5 21 Waiting for post-season invite.
21 Arizona 101.4 22 Pay Sun Devils a visit.
22 Oregon State 101.3 18 Couldn't keep up with Ducks.
23 Boston College 101.1 23 Hold serve at home over Maryland.
23 Florida State 101.1 19 Class difference on display against UF.
25 Pittsburgh 101.0 NR Two straight wins in the Backyard Brawl.
26 Nebraska 100.8 27 Beat Buffaloes in high scoring affair.
27 Georgia Tech 100.6 NR Beat Bulldogs in Athens.
28 Kansas 100.5 30 Nice way to end season.
29 Ball State 100.3 NR Now the MAC Championship.
30 Brigham Young 100.0 28 Waiting for an invitation.
30 Michigan State 100.0 28 Hoping to regroup in bowl season.

PaloAltoCougar
12-08-2008, 07:11 AM
So what are the odds the MWC can steal the auto bid from the Big East in the next few years? Will it take having 2 or 3 top 25 teams each year for the next 4 years?

Unfortunately, what it will take is the MWC having at least half as many TV sets in its viewing area as those in the Big East, and currently it's not remotely close to that.

Goatnapper'96
12-08-2008, 07:15 AM
Unfortunately, what it will take is the MWC having at least half as many TV sets in its viewing area as those in the Big East, and currently it's not remotely close to that.

Well it ain't like the mormon leaders did not see this day coming, and like watchmen on the watchtowers they prophesied of the inspired commandment to reproduce like rabbits!

If only we had listend and kept our numbers up in double digits each generation. Now we reap the consequences of our actions...........