Monday, October 27, 2008

BCS Nightmare Looming?

In Michael Crichton's epic novel Jurassic Park the mathematician, Ian Malcolm, studies a mathematical formula known as the chaos theory. In short, chaos theory deals with certain scenarios on earth that are unpredictable. An example Malcolm talks about in the book is predicting weather.

If only the BCS were around during the writing of Jurassic Park because I am sure that would of qualified as unpredictable as well.

After the weekend of October 25th things are beginning to heat up in the race for the BCS National Championship, and again the outcome is unpredictable.

In the past the BCS has been nothing short of chaos, but this year seems to be leaning towards an even more hectic finish. According to the latest BCS poll the Top 10 consists of (in order) Texas, Alabama, Penn State, Oklahoma, USC, Georgia, Texas Tech, Florida, Oklahoma State, and Utah. The eerie-ness in this season's Top 10 is just how close so many teams are to grabbing the No. 1 and 2 spot. At the moment Texas and Alabama control their own destiny, as does the surprising Red Raiders of Texas Tech. But not Penn State who could finish 12-0 and miss out on a ticket to the BCS National Championship game.

What about the one-loss teams? Teams such as Florida and Oklahoma (and a few others) could run the tables and be left to wonder how the season could of turned out had they not slipped up against Ole Miss or Texas.

Before you start to panic and fret your team will be Auburn'd, rest assured much of the season remains to be played.

I will give you my thoughts on how it plays out...

Texas will prevail in Lubbock. It will be close, but McCoy will provide just enough for a "W." Alabama will lose not in Death Valley, but rather the SEC Championship Game. Penn State will run the tables and finish undefeated. Florida will win the SEC, but there one loss and Penn State's undefeated season will propel the Lions past them into the title game.

Texas Tech will trip again at least once more after they lose to the Longhorns, and look for the magical undefeated season of Utah's to end with a loss in the season finale to BYU. USC will win out but will remain far back in the polls because of their weak conference schedule.

As for the state of Oklahoma, the Sooners will win out for the season and the Cowboys of Oklahoma State will trip up twice more.

1 comment:

~MM~ said...

I agree, this is for sure one very strange season!

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, the Wolverines lose to the Spartans at home for the first time in 18 years. AND, as if that wasn’t bad enough, this year will be the first in 33 that Michigan has not gone to a bowl game¡ The second longest streak in history snaps like a twig¡¡¡ Even Les Miles has to be feeling that bite!

The only good thing I can say about this season is – At least it won’t be Ohio State!


~ MM ~

P.S. After last weeks LSU game, perhaps you should giving the purple shirt another shot!