And now the stage is all set.
ND wins tonight, they play the Bama/Georgia winner for the title.
If ND loses to USC, then Florida finds itself in the exact scenario I suggested in the OP of this thread. The same scenario Bama was in last year.
It just shows more and more why this whole system of rankings in college football is a joke. We all know those top 6 SEC teams are the best 6 teams in the country...... well most of us do. Those of us with a clue at least. Some of us on here listen to too much hip hop and think Oregon can compete.
Nevertheless, the point is that if ND loses, Florida finds itself in a more advantageous position than if they had beaten Georgia. As a reward for Georgia winning against Florida, they have to face Bama in a conference title game before the BCS championship. Florida can fail to win its own division in conference and be in the drivers seat by avoiding a conference championship game. Hell, they would be ranked 3rd behind Bama and Georgia, so really they are in better shape than Bama who will be #1. It makes no sense.
They really need to do away with these conference championship games. How fair is it that Bama or Georgia has to eliminate themselves when Georgia already beat Florida and has the same record?
As I said all year, they should simply make the SEC championship game the BCS championship. Its all that matters. Just as Georgia shouldnt have to beat Bama to play them in the BCS championship, Bama should not have to knock off Georgia and then turn around and beat a team Georgia has already beaten in the championship game.
I almost hope ND wins just so Bama can humiliate them and its easy money. Bama/Florida would clearly be the more competative game.