The first 2010 BCS rankings are going to mirror a chaotic college football rankings system. Those first 2010 BCS rankings aren’t even due out until October 17, but when they do come out, it is going to give college football fans an odd look at the possibilities for the BCS National Championship Game. One of the assumptions right now, is that Alabama has fallen out of the picture with a loss to South Carolina, but thier season really isn’t over just yet. It’s tougher for them that Auburn and LSU are both still undefeated in the SEC, but they still have a shot to fight back into the 2010 SEC Championship Game and play their way into that final game.
Standing in the way of Alabama are possibly two undefeated Big Ten teams that could stay that way all year. Both the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans are looking really good this year, and a Big Ten scheduling quirk has them not even playing each other in 2010. That could lead to two undefeated teams in the Big Ten Conference, and most likely two slots in the BCS bowl games. What could that mean? It could mean at at-large bid is already taken, even before factoring in the other teams that could finish the year undefeated. If Boise State and TCU keep up their pace of blowing out every opponent, they could also finish above Alabama in the final BCS rankings, and thus clinch a spot of their own in one of the elite bowl games.
This doesn’t even get to Oregon, which has slowly climbed the rankings up into the top three spots, and which should stay there if they can finish the Pac-10 season undefeated. Then there is Nebraska and Oklahoma over in the Big 12 Conference, where one of them could emerge from the 2010 Big 12 Championship game undefeated as well. This will all lead to an extremely chaotic first few weeks for the 2010 BCS rankings, and when they come out, there are definitely going to be a number of schools frustrated that they aren’t receiving more recognition for what they have done this football season. Do you think that anyone in Utah is going to be happy that we haven’t even mentioned them yet? Could another undefeated season for Utah be in the cards, where they get zero recognition when it comes down to seeding that final game of the season? With so many undefeated teams left, the BCS rankings are going to be a mess.
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