The Big 12 Just Got BCS’ed
Three weeks after a final-second upset in Lubbock, the Texas Longhorns put a stomping on Texas A&M. The 49-9 win was not enough, however, to give the Longhorns the advantage in the computer polls used to calculate BCS standings following week 14. After the Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 61-41 on Saturday night, the computer polls gave Oklahoma the resounding edge to put them in at #2 in the BCS standings.
Texas, kiss your National Championship hopes goodbye. The computers have chosen your fate.
In fact, the human polls released this Sunday revealed that the Longhorns had actually gained human votes, and had surpassed Oklahoma in the human formula. This can’t save the Horns though, as the BCS wreaks havoc again, despite the fact that Texas beat Oklahoma 45-35 during the regular season.
The biggest complaint Big 12 fans have at this point is not directed at the BCS and its antediluvian system. Rather, its at the Big 12 and its antediluvian system. It’s about time that the Big 12 learned how to create a head-to-head tiebreaker when faced with three teams all vying for the Big 12 Championship Game.
Big 12, it’s time to get your act together.