In partnership with CBSSports.com
The place to talk about the Florida State Seminoles
The place to discuss general topics outside of Florida State
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
If there was ever a season that was calling out for a four-team college football playoff, this would be it.
And it’s too bad that such a playoff will not become a reality for two more years.
That’s because Alabama, Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame are all speeding toward the finish line at 9-0. Two other major college teams, Ohio State and Louisville, are also unbeaten, although neither has a real shot at the national championship for different reasons. Ohio State is not eligible for postseason play, while Louisville is playing in the lightly regarded Big East.
It is possible, perhaps, that Ohio State could win the Associated Press poll national title. But that would likely require all of four of those unbeatens ahead of the Buckeyes to lose.
For the most part, though, the discussion on who should play in the BCS National Championship Game has been whittled down to those first four teams.
Below we examine each of the six unbeatens as well as three other one-loss teams that could enter the national title discussion. Plus, we share our thoughts on where things are headed and what the BCS bowls may look like.
There are six remaining unbeaten teams and four of them seem to be viable national title contenders. We look at those four and five others who could enter the BCS discussion.
Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.
Oregon vs Bama should be the game
The Future is Now.
As long as it's not 12-1 Alabama vs 12-1 Georgia, I don't care.
My question is, if Alabama goes 13-0, Oregon goes 12-1, Notre Dame and Kansas State go 11-1, Florida State goes 12-1 and if Clemson goes 11-1 also, who plays Alabama?
Alabama beating Georgia gives them a 2nd loss. A win for us over UF gives them a 2nd loss. Louisville, even at 12-0, wouldn't make the title game, would it?
Clemson beating South Carolina and finishing top 10 in the BCS has to be good for the our computer ranking, as well as our win over Florida. So would Oregon, Notre Dame and Kansas State all losing late in the year allow us to jump them in the polls? Would a win over UF and a Clemson win over South Carolina be enough to get us to #3 or #4 in the computers? If we were #2 in both polls where would we need to be - at a minimum - in the computers to be able to jump to #2 in the BCS?
I have no clue if that last-minute maneuvering is even possible. I doubt anyone on here does. But I hope that scenario plays out. At least it will keep things interesting down the stretch.
Bama Oregon is the game for me
If we want what the country believes are the 2 best teams, let Vegas pick them. They can do what the BCS can't fairly and that is remove any bias.
IMO Bama and Oregon are the two best teams in the country.
When you say Oregon, Notre Dame and Kansas State losing "late" in the season, how late do you mean? If ND loses their final game at USC, maybe. If UO loses in the championship game, and we beat, uh, UM, I don't think so. They still have Stanford and Oregon St. to play. If they win both that would give them 3 quality wins and us 2. Plus, they have such a huge lead on us in the computers. KState doesn't have a championship game but they still have Texas and TCU on the road. With Klein wobbly they could lose both. If they only lose one I would say no. They've had a tough schedule and the computers love them. But, hey, anything can happen.
The point spreads are chosen in part because of the inherent bias many of the people betting on the games have.
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death, I assure you, it is much more serious than that."
Good right now FSU is #3 per Vegas
GO NOLES! / SCALP EM!
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports