LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE OKLAHOMA
By mark rogers
November 30, 2008
I believe that when the BCS standings come out later today, OU will be ranked higher than Texas in the rankings and will therefore play Missouri in the Big 12 Championship next Saturday.
But there's still so much that can happen.
Missouri might just beat OU. Remember a few years ago when OU was "the best college football team EVER" and was undefeated going into the conference title game against an undermatched and underdog Kansas State team?
Remember what happened?
Kansas State won. Anything is possible. Of course, OU went on to still play in the national championship game against LSU, which they lost.
If Missouri beats Oklahoma, the Tigers would be the Big 12 champs and because they've lost a handful of games, would play in the Fiesta Bowl probably against Utah. In that scenario, OU would then have two losses and fall out of the BCS Title game race. What happens then?
You could have Texas vault back into the #2 spot and play the SEC champ for it all. Could happen...
But I don't think it will.
My money is for OU to whip Missouri and play Florida in the title game and for Texas to play in the Fiesta Bowl.
I was thinking yesterday about all this drama and all the different possibilities. You know if USC had defeated Oregon State earlier in the year and if Penn State doesn't lose on a last second field goal to Iowa, we'd have USC #1, Penn State #2 and Alabama #3 and the Big 12 South debate would only be about who would play in the conference championship and get to play in the Fiesta Bowl...nothing more.
So a big thanks to the Trojans and Nittany Lions for making this season so interesting.
We had some great games over the weekend, too.
Georgia Tech coming from way behind to beat Georgia on the road, Arkansas beating LSU, Pittsburgh hanging on to beat WVU, Nebraksa's 57 FG to beat Colorado, Virginia Tech needing a late INT to beat Virginia and that Kansas/Missouri game was one for the ages.
That's all beside the point.
In summary, it looks like OU will play in the Big 12 Championship and we'll have one more great weekend of college football before the BCS shakes down.
I need to give my thoughts on why I think a playoff would be terrible for college football...I hope it never happens.
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