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Well Alabama has just lost to #15 texas A&M so now what.How far will Bama fall,are they out of the National Championship picture.If K St and Oregon and us don't lose from here on out then I think it will and should be K St and Oregon for the NC.Who will we play and in what bowl.I knew Bama would lose and really screw things up.Well lets just concentrate on Boston Col.
Now what? We need to take care of our own business. It sounds like I am over simplifying, but it rings true.
This is true enough.
After the debacle in '93 I have convinced myself to pay no attention to the ratings, and I've tried to stick with that. Any sport in which a team can go undefeated and not win the championship doesn't really have a true champion.
Here's the problem for Notre Dame. We cannot win the title, or get into the title game, unless we have one less loss than all the other contenders. This is because there are no voters who "hate" Kansas State or Oregon or Alabama or anyone else, or who write columns about how they're "irrelevant" or have an "unfair advantage" or the like. But we do face that situation. Lots of fans like us, and a few sportswriters do also. But there are enough that do not to put us at a significant advantage in any "vote."
If you don't agree, consider that it's now accepted that Notre Dame should be behind Oregon and Kansas State. Why is this? We've played a tougher schedule than either. We've done better against common opponents than Kansas State. Therefore, the computers like us. But the "unbiased" voters see it differently.
So, I say don't worry about it. Win the last 2 games and be satisfied. Hold the BCS Championship in disdain since quite often there are teams which are undefeated but are arbitrarily left out of a chance to win it.
If Bama wins out, and wins the SEC champ game, and any one of the 3 undefeated teams lose, Bama will jump whoever is in 2nd and play in the BCS title game.....ESPN has too much invested in SEC and too much pull, they will be on the TV and airwaves stating their case for BAMA deserving to be in it....
So my advice is, win your last two, somehow jump to 1st in BCS because if only 2 unbeatens left, Bama jumps into 2nd....mark it down....
KSU can still lose a game.....Oregon can, but less likely I think....
I agree. ESPN and the experts are just looking for a reason to place bama back into the top two. After all, Roll Tide is the team that could have beaten the Jacksonville Jags......maybe. That silly idiotic debate actually took place on ESPN. Turns out, they couldn't even beat a Freshman QB.
It's a harsh reality that our beloved sport is totally directed by ESPN....Whether it is what schools should be punished the hardest by the NCAA, (2 months of non stop PSU bashing, but never hear anything about any SEC violations), Heisman trophy worthiness, A&M QB plays good against Bama, now he's in the top 3 candidates to a lot on ESPN....really? They didn't mention his name after the loss to Florida...and finally deciding who should be in the BCS champ game, it'll be fun to hear how many times an SEC team is mentioned as "should" jump an undefeated ND team based on toughness of SEC schedule...guarantee it'll be top subject on TV and radio shows....except maybe Mike & Mike..haha.
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