It was good to be an OU fan last night as the Sooners pretty well dominated a very good Missouri team. I was not sure we would be able to beat them twice in the same season. It is amazing that Bob Stoops has now won his 5th Big XII championship with his 5th different starting quarterback. I would not be shocked if his 6th championship comes under the current quarterback.
Meanwhile, the BCS has been exposed as ridiculous at a whole other level. (Check out this poll at espn.com where more than a quarter of a million people have voted and more than 80% would approve of a playoff. Apparently the one place where public opinion does not rule is in college football.) I will not even make the case for OU to be in the national championship game. So many teams can make a good argument for why they should be in it this year, that it is almost absurd. I will just say that I would, of course, love to see OU playing for the championship and I think that they would give whoever they played a run for their money. But this afternoon fans of Ohio State, LSU, Georgia, Virginia-Tech, USC, Kansas, Missouri, Hawaii, (insert your team’s name here) are all saying the same thing. No matter what happens it will probably be tough to say with a straight face that there is a consensus “best team in the country” when the season is over.
Either way, just as long as we don’t play Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl, I will be happy!
i look for a split national championship if oklahoma runs over wv and ohio state and lsu have a game that is sloppy. oklahoma & usc are probably the best two teams right now, but i wouldn’t want to run into lsu after a month of rest.
Kevin Watson said:
Gavin- That is a VERY interesting thought. I hadn’t even thought about the possibility that OU could still potentially be playing for a national championship. First, I hope OU does run over West Va. and second, I hope you are right if they do. That definitely makes everything more interesting for me.
By the way, how bitter are you right now if you are a Missouri fan? They are no. 6 in the final BCS rankings, and Kansas is no.8 and they beat Kansas in the game before the Big XII championship. But Kansas gets the BCS invite and Missouri gets left out (because they got beat by OU twice, a team that Kansas never played). I think that is indefensible, and an even bigger argument about how ridiculous the BCS is than the whole national championship game debacle.