Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
Originally posted by pantstickle:
I could see where OK State would have a huge gripe, but then again, they lost to an unranked .500 team. And Stanford lost by 20 at home, to a lower ranked team, even though they're obviously no slouch. Alabama is the only team with one loss that lost to a better team by a field goal in overtime. A playoff would be ideal, but it's hard to argue against LSU/Bama in the current system.
It really isn't.
OkState won more games vs. top 10 teams
More games vs. ranked opponents
Won their conference
The big one for me though is Bama already got a shot vs LSU at home and failed. We haven't seen OkState vs LSU. OkState lost in a double overtime road game. Bama lost a game they weren't overlooking at all at home where they failed to score a TD in 5 quarters. The fact that coaches were voting OkState the 5th best team in the country reeks of manipulating the vote. The computers have OkState ahead of Bama the coaches poll is what swung it in Bama's favor. The 'Tide got to sit at home and rest up while twiddling their thumbs. OkState could have pounded Oklahoma by 70 it would not have mattered. I refuse to attend or watch any bowl games. If all fans refused to attend or watch all bowl games we could change this BS system real quick.
OK State beat a Texas A&M team that was ranked 8 at the time and finished the 6-6. That one doesn't count. They have 1 win over a top ten team (current standings), and that's K State (#8). They still lost to an unranked team with a .500 record, too.
Bama missed some field goals and lost in overtime to the #1 team. They essentially tied the best team in the country and were a football flying ten feet to the left away from beating them. That's as close as it gets. They also beat exactly 1 top ten team (Arkansas, #6), so that point is moot.
They beat the same amount of ranked opponents. Again, that's going by the final rankings, because they're a little more accurate.
I'll give you that they won their conference, but I think that point is overblown. Bama only lost their conference because they share it with LSU. It's not as if they lost their conference to Georgia. Had LSU not been there, they would have won it. That's really not that big of a deal.