Following up on the Skybox barspot review, Oklahoma beat up Oklahoma State to make their case for a trip to the Big 12 title game. Not to jump the gun, but the Sooners made it to number 2 and they are heading to Big 12 Championship game. So the Standford stalwart in Ivan Maisel has pointed the finger of shame at the Big 12 for the latest BCS/Big 12 confusion. Basically since it was a 3 way tie at the top of the Big 12 South, the conference rule is to go to the BCS rankings. The Big 12 is the only conference that doesn’t have a provision where it says that if the teams are within 5 spots of each other, they revert to head-to-head matchups. In that case, Texas would go to the conference championship.
In keeping with the need for consistency in the BCS, the Big 12 should enable that provision. Then after that, the Pac 10 and Big 11 should have a conference championship game. Until that happens, we just have to deal with the setup this year. That said, I think it’s a good thing for Texas. Oklahoma has another chance to choke and Missouri has a great opportunity to save their season and go to a BCS bowl with a win. With all of the noise about Texas getting screwed in the last week, the upset should see Texas penciled in for the BCS title game for the second time in Longhorns history. Sheesh, the drama almost writes itself. Now on to the picks:
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So Cabbottmtf needs to head down to Ameristar Casino and hit up the slot machines because he’s been showing all 7’s for the fifth straight week now. I would say that luck came into play for the picks, but it all comes down to him being the better betting man. Krizzou on the other hand is securely holding 2nd and laughing the whole way at the Purple Yeti because of the weak pick set in the upcoming week. Okay, so the standings are pretty much locked in and now all we have to do is play out the next week. If anyone has any ideas about what the Yeti should do bet wise at the title game, drop a comment below. Here’s the wrap up of the BCS standings:
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So here’s numbers running up into Conference Championship weekend. Believe it or not, there’s still some love for USC running around. But that’s in the west coast, USC should be back down where Ohio State is. Texas Tech is left dangling in the wind. But really, the other two teams in the Big 12 South are traditionally stuff and the Red Raiders are just now starting a tradition. Utah and Boise State are hanging around and my guess is only one will go because of how tight the Big 12 and SEC is at the top. One more week to go and we’ll see how the cards fall.