BCS = BS

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on December 7, 2003

I'm hoping the worst happens. With Kansas State's trouncing of No. 1-ranked Oklahoma, the BCS is in trouble.

And the ultimate disaster scenario for the BCS still looms. If Oklahoma falls to No. 3 in both polls, and USC moves to No. 1, the Trojans will still fall to No. 3 in the BCS Standings. The founders of the BCS certainly realized this was mathematically possible, but it's doubtful they thought it could ever take place. Ready or not, here it comes!

If I had a vote in the rankings (which I don't) I'd put USC at No. 1, LSU at No. 2, and Oklahoma at No. 3.

If this scenario plays out, and USC ends up defeating Michigan in the Rose Bowl, USC will be at the top of the Associated Press poll at season's end -- and you'll have two national champions.

NCAA football needs a playoff system. The BCS was supposed to obviate the need for that, but if USC isn't in the national championship game, yet is ranked No. 1, then it has obviously failed.

Here's to failure and a playoff system!

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