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The National Title Outlook

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by carolinaeasy, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Walk On

    Jul 19, 2010
    Here is how the BCS standings look right now:
    1. LSU 12-0 (SEC Championship vs. Tennessee) 1.000
    2. OSU 12-0 (Resting on their laurels) .994
    3. Clemson 10-1 (USC, and ACC championship) .988
    4. Tenn 10-1 (Game, and SEC championship) .983
    5. Alabama 10-1 (Auburn) .974
    6. Texas 9-1 (Two games and the Big 12 championship) .966
    • LSU wins SEC Championship: This is the easiest projection because we will then see a LSU-OSU rematch of the BCS title game from a few years back. Everything else will be moot due to having two undefeated Power Conference teams.
    • Tennessee wins the SEC championship: This shakes things up and has several possible subplots. With a Tennessee win LSU like drops to 5 or 6 in the polls.
      • Depending on the pollsters' take on the situation you could see Tennessee Jump to number 2, or if Clemson can win out they have a chance to lock a spot in the National Championship again.
      • While it seems unlikely, Texas winning out may present a situation where they jump the SEC champs and ACC champs and make the Big Game. With EA AI logic involved who knows what could happen.
      • It is possible that with a loss in the SEC championship game LSU will not make a BCS bowl game. Alabama only needs to beat Auburn to keep the pollsters happy and despite their home loss to the Tigers they could easily jump them in the polls and thus bounce them from a BCS game.
    Lots of possibilities abound and realistically the only team up there in the top 6 without a chance at the BCS game is Alabama. I just don't see them having enough to jump the SEC champions, and if Clemson wins the ACC there is no way they jump them either. Texas remains the wild card if LSU should lose.
  2. Archie Griffin

    Archie Griffin Walk On

    Feb 19, 2009
    My guess is that the SEC champ, whoever that turns out to be, will be the team to make the title game. If LSU wins, it's a given, but if Tennessee wins, that big win over #1 might be enough to jump an ACC champion (if Clemson wins) who won't be playing a team as highly ranked. If Clemson loses, the ACC is out of the picture, and without big time quality wins for Texas, they're probably out as well, since all the other possibles are going to face top ten opponents, and will get that bump for the quality win.

    My guess is that the SEC champ has the inside track, no matter which team wins.
  3. DrunkenSoldier

    DrunkenSoldier Luck Of The Irish

    Jun 30, 2009
    SEC Winner should definitely make it to the championship game, but as C-easy said EA Logic is involved.
  4. egofailure

    egofailure Sim habits die hard!

    Aug 19, 2010
    You guys nailed it. It's OSU and the SEC. It's often the way it should go, and this season is no different.

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