BCS Bowl Games: Little Teams Get a Spot on a Big Stage
I wonder if the Sugar Bowl will sell out? When the Florida Gators play the Louisville Cardinals, the Gator fans better show up to fill up the New Orleans Superdome. To common sense fans, Oklahoma would be the right team to play the Gators.
The Orange Bowl has a real treat. Florida State will have fun in blowing out Northern Illinois. I think they should give the Alabama and Notre Dame fans a buy one get one free deal. FSU will not have enough fans who will go down to South Beach for a sale out. Georgia would've been a very good match up for FSU.
I know what the fans would say on this subject. They would speak about the time Utah blew out Alabama or the Boise State upset of Oklahoma. It could happen, but one game doesn't give a team that right to be in a BCS Bowl game. If Northern Illinois or Louisville wants to be respected, then they both should play a list of teams who either Georgia or Oklahoma have played this season: Notre Dame, Florida, Kansas State, South Carolina, or Alabama.
Now, tell me if any of these smaller programs could play this schedule? The point is that these small teams need to play at least two of these teams listed to earn a BCS spot.
It's sad that the two best teams in the nation had to play in the same conference championship game. The balance of power is only in the SEC conference. There is no balance of power for the rest of the nation.