TCU + BCS = WTF?!
TCU is by far the best college football team in Texas. The Horned Frogs could have easily won the Big 12 this season. TCU, in fact, can beat any team in the country.
But even with the best defense in the country, TCU is defenseless against the BCS.
With another week of results from college football's chaotic rankings released Sunday, the Horned Frogs seemed destined to finish their season undefeated and yet have zero hope of even getting a chance to play in the BCS National Championship Game.
Oregon and Auburn remain Nos. 1-2 in the rankings and will play for the title unless the Ducks lose to either Arizona or Oregon State or the Tigers and Heisman Trophy quarterback Scam Newton lose to Alabama.
TCU is currently third, but its margin over No. 4 Boise State continues to shrink and will, in all likelihood, disappear. While the Frogs finish their season at lowly New Mexico State, the Broncos could pick up support and points in both human and computer polls with a win at No. 19 Nevada Friday.
This is shaping up to be one of the all-time hose jobs in the history of college football.
TCU, which built a 37-14 lead over San Diego State before letting its foot off the gas and winning by only five last week, might finish No. 4 in the BCS. But, despite an unblemished record and the nation's fastest, stingiest defense, the Frogs may not even get a spot in any of the five BCS games.
Altogether now, college football is the worst.
One of these days a stubborn, superb set of young men, their coach and school administrators will stand up to the BCS. One day a team will finish undefeated, not play in the BCS National Championship Game and then refuse an invite to play in a lesser bowl.
Then, and only then, will college football consider tweaking its assinine system. TCU, are you that team?
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