Sunday, November 28, 2010

Somebody Please Just Give Me One Good Reason

Why does the Big (L)East Champion still get an automatic bid to a B(C)S bowl?

Big East Standings
Conference Overall
Team W L W L
Connecticut 4 2 7 4
West Virginia 4 2 8 3
Pittsburgh 4 2 6 5
Syracuse 4 3 7 5
South Florida 3 3 7 4
Louisville 3 4 6 6
Cincinnati 2 4 4 7
Rutgers 1 5 4 7

The Big East has traditionally had some very good teams . . . so has the Ivy League if you go back far enough. Big East teams so far this year have a collective 1-7 record against top 25 teams. The one victory was by Syracuse, and I'm not sure which team was ranked when they went down against the mighty Orange, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't Akron, Maine, Colgate or Rutgers.

The Cincinnati Bearcats have won the Big East the past two years and responded by getting blown out by Florida 51-24 and beaten by 20-7 by an 8-4 Virginia Tech team.

I understand that every conference has its ups and downs, but how long does the Big East get to turn it around. Here's my solution, have the Big East winner play TCU in their BCS bowl this year. Winner gets an automatic BCS bid for their conference next year. Loser has to adopt the worst team from the winner's conference.

1 comment:

  1. I like your post and you make some really good points...The only thing I don't really care for is your solution. But, as I wright this I can't help but think your just kidding.

    You were just messing with us right?