Who survives in the BCS?

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Matt’s Take:

Maybe it’s because I can’t stand the Florida Gators, but does anyone else outside of Gainesville really believe that the Gators are the second best team in the country?

The BCS computers must have some serious malware or virus issues after they spit out the seasons first set of rankings.

Or maybe the BCS employee who is supposed to plug the numbers hasn’t watched Oregon play a game? No matter the mistake, it’s only a matter of time before the Gators lose and the Ducks move into their rightful position at No. 2.

Looking at the current rankings, there’s no doubt in my mind that Alabama is the best team in the county and deserving of the No. 1 ranking, but the rest of the rankings, I’m not so sure.

Sure, you can say that Oregon hasn’t played anybody, or that the SEC is just the “superior” conference, but I’m not buying it. Stick the Ducks in the SEC and I’m sure they could beat the likes of Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and the Jekyll and Hide Tigers of LSU.

I’ll have to agree with Andrew that No. 4 Kansas State should be one spot ahead, with the Gators coming in at the five spot.

At No. 5, we have the Fighting Irish.

Do I really believe they are the fifth best team in the country? No. My Buckeyes, who aren’t in the BCS due to being on probation, would lay a beat down on the Golden Domers.

So, my original prediction is way off, but hey, we all make mistakes.

My revamped prediction has Alabama meeting up with Oregon.

Sorry SEC, but the Ducks are ending your reign as National Champions. Quack!

Andrew’s take:

The SEC’s on top. Weird.

I know I’m preaching to the choir, and I actually sound like a broken record, but I still cannot understand how people with brains, even the sort that medical professionals would consider “functional,” could argue that the Southeastern Conference has any competition.

Considering the last seven seasons, including Sunday’s release of 2012’s initial BCS standings, how could you say otherwise? Alabama and Florida are No. 1 and No. 2 — the way it should be.

Before the weekend, I had come to terms with that notion that voters would not allow the top two spots to be appropriately assigned.

But I was proven wrong, and I’m glad I was.

The fallout of the new rankings is going to be on the behalf of Oregon, again. The Ducks are undefeated, and everyone outside of Dixie will be wearing green and yellow this week. I don’t even think they actually believe, deep down, that Oregon is better than Florida. They just do this out of habit.

They’ve literally played nobody. And I doubt they’ll survive a mediocre schedule.

No. 4 in the BCS is Kansas State, who is probably more deserving of the No. 3 spot with a big win over Oklahoma. And the rest of their schedule is cake walk-ish. I’m just not sure if they’re good enough to survive.

And then, here come the Irish. It’s been a freaking decade since the Domers were a factor, but it looks like they have a legitimate chance to make a run to Miami. With the hardest schedule in the country, they’ve remained perfect.

The top five are the only teams with a chance at this point. Florida will lose to Alabama, if not someone else first. Then between Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame, I’ll take the Irish.

But this is all moot. We should just give Alabama the crystal football today.