A week ago, the Southeastern Conference looked as though it had finally been vanquished.
Florida State wrapped up their regular season as No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Auburn has reached No. 2.
The last steps to the BCS championship game summed up their seasons. For No. 1 Florida State, it was a breeze. For Auburn, it took the unexpected.
With the shocking loss of Alabama to Auburn, questions again arise regarding the optimization of the BCS system. One of the primary issues up for debate: should a team with one loss be eligible for the title game?
If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
Alabama and Florida State maintain their top spots in Associated Press’ college football poll. Alabama remained No. 1, with 55 first-place votes from the media poll released Sunday. No. 2 Florida State has five first-place votes.
It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
Florida State took firm hold of second place in the BCS standings behind top-ranked Alabama and grabbed the inside track to the national championship game.
MIAMI (AP) – After routing Wake Forest 59-3 on Saturday, Florida State landed the No. 2 spot in The Associated Press college football poll. It’s the Seminoles’ best ranking since 2000.