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Old 12-03-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: TX
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Thats the question I would have. If you look at the BCS rankings Texas has a pretty big lead over USC, however who knows what the computers would do.
Will the BCS Bowl game 100% absolutely consist of the BCS ranked #1 and 2 teams or will humans get to decide in the end who gets to play? I assume only the computer will decide the BCS Bowl game and humans will decide the remaining Bowl games.

 
Old 12-04-2008, 05:44 AM
 
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Will the BCS Bowl game 100% absolutely consist of the BCS ranked #1 and 2 teams or will humans get to decide in the end who gets to play?
Yes, to both questions. The human vote is 2/3rds of the bcs rank, comps are the other 1/3. So basically the computers become useful when the people can't make their mind up, as was the case with OU and ut.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Yes, to both questions. The human vote is 2/3rds of the bcs rank, comps are the other 1/3. So basically the computers become useful when the people can't make their mind up, as was the case with OU and ut.
Thanks. The BCS is a big mystery to me. I know the basic idea, but am not sure of the exact details. Kind of like credit scores and what precisely causes the IRS to flag certain tax returns.

Some guy, Griese (I assume Brian's father) was on ESPN Radio this morning w/ Mike & Mike and he said the BCS has been around for 10-11 years and that while many are clamoring for playoffs, even that will be controversial (e.g., 4 teams? 8 teams?) and that college presidents will fight it b/c it'd cause college football games to conflict w/ finals for those on a semester system.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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Thanks. The BCS is a big mystery to me. I know the basic idea, but am not sure of the exact details. Kind of like credit scores and what precisely causes the IRS to flag certain tax returns.

Some guy, Griese (I assume Brian's father) was on ESPN Radio this morning w/ Mike & Mike and he said the BCS has been around for 10-11 years and that while many are clamoring for playoffs, even that will be controversial (e.g., 4 teams? 8 teams?) and that college presidents will fight it b/c it'd cause college football games to conflict w/ finals for those on a semester system.

Im sorry but the whole finals thing is BS. Every other level in college football has a playoff and it doesn't mess them up. College basketball still plays games during finals. I dont buy that one
 
Old 12-04-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Im sorry but the whole finals thing is BS. Every other level in college football has a playoff and it doesn't mess them up. College basketball still plays games during finals. I dont buy that one
Yep, March madness is finals for schools that use the trimester system. The finals argument is the argument I hear the most, and it makes the least amount of sense. I don't buy it either.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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A good website for those Texas Longhorns fans that can't seem to get a grip...

39-33... The game that Texas Longhorn fans seem to have forgotten.

And a good article in the Star Telegram.

http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/1066534.html (broken link)

A few choice words from the article...

Never mind that the Sooners’ season ledger included nonconference victories over TCU and BCS-bowl-bound Cincinnati.
Longhorns fans countered by trumpeting their Oct. 18 — what is it about October? — win over the Missouri Tigers.
Oh, right. The team that Kansas beat.


When the numbers were finally added, Stoops thinks that the strength of Oklahoma’s schedule likely was the determining factor that will send his team to Kansas City next weekend.

If Texas wants to blame anyone, it needs to blame the guy that scheduled Florida Atlantic, UTEP, Arkansas and Rice. Similar cream-puff scheduling cost undefeated Auburn a title game shot in 2004.
This time, fortunately, the six BCS formula computers cut through the rhetoric.
They judged the football, not the filibuster. And Oklahoma came out the winner in more ways than one.

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Old 12-06-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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week 14 is over, and now so is this thread
 
Old 12-06-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Just settin' the record straight.
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