Losses Leave BCS In Disarray

Ohio State likely No. 1, LSU and Virginia Tech fight for No. 2

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> Palm: Losses Leave BCS In Disarray

Dec. 2, 2007

By Jerry Palm

Special to CSTV.com



Jerry runs the web sites CollegeRPI.com and CollegeBCS.com and a CSTV.com analyst. E-mail here!

Why should we have expected anything else?  Of course No. 1 and No. 2 lost again.  That now begs the question, who will be No. 1 and No. 2 going into the bowls?


Ohio State is obviously in the best shape. In a year where survival means everything, the Buckeyes survived the most. Although, there is a good case for voting everyone off the island.  Ohio State figures to be a near unanimous No. 1 in the polls.




Both LSU and Virginia Tech may be better in the computers than the Buckeyes, which is why the opponent for Ohio State will most likely be one of those two.  My guess is that voters have been reminded enough about the Tigers trouncing of the Hokies in September so that LSU ends up being the choice.


Oklahoma may actually be the favorite team among the voters because the Sooners were the most impressive team today, but they are among the worst teams in the computers among the top 10, even considering the win over Missouri.  Unless the voters are overwhelming in support of OU, they figure to get left out.


All this depends on the voters doing what you expect them to do, and as I've said many times, that's a bit of a sucker's bet.  We could end up getting a big surprise tomorrow instead.


And since the BCS title game features No. 1 vs. No. 2, the only certainty is that somehow, someway, both teams will lose.