This archived article was written by: Trenton Kinney
The curse of the no. 1 has been the story of the year in college football, although Auburn and Oregon have broken the curse for now fans are still weary it’ll come back. Experts like Kirk Herbstreit are saying there is no dominant team this year, but what do experts know?
No expert had Oregon and Auburn in the national championship at the start of the year where there have been an unreal amount of upsets. If you were going to place a bet in Vegas on the national championship, most likely you’d follow the experts and say Alabama and Ohio State. There goes some of your salary for the year. The reason college football is the greatest game on earth is because on any day, a team can show up and beat the “powerhouse,” especially at home where you have all your fans cheering at the top of their lungs to support you. Except Utah who had all the fans they could ask for and College Game day there but then laid an egg against TCU who may be the best team in the nation after what I saw on Saturday from the Horn frogs. Just because a few experts who weren’t good enough to play football have to analyze it and say that one team is the best team in the nation, doesn’t mean anything. If what they said actually meant something, then teams like Boise and TCU would never have a chance to make it to the big game. Even if Oregon or Auburn slip up, then TCU is waiting in the wings to take the place in the last game of the year on Jan. 10.
There are so many scenarios that could happen to leave TCU and Boise out of the National Championship and its all because of the BCS. If Auburn loses to Alabama in the last game of the year, they’d still play in the Conference Championship, most likely against an over rated Florida team. Whose not to say a one-loss team in the SEC wouldn’t pass an undefeated “little” school. If Wisconsin and Ohio State win out and end their season with one-loss, then TCU and Boise might be looking at yet another year where they’re watching the national championship game in Glendale, at their homes in Idaho. LSU is another team in the SEC that is in a good situation because they’re another team that has one loss and that could pass any non BCS team if the right teams win or lose.
Who deserves it more? A one-loss power conference school, or an undefeated non BCS school?