As always, not a power poll or predictor of future success. More words after jump:
I got in a brief Twitter discussion today about the idea that there can't be an Alabama/LSU rematch because it violates the idea of "Every Game Counts." Well, of course it does, because that idea is just one of the many lies the BCS relies on to justify its existence. How many of TCU's games counted last year? Or Boises' the year before? Or Utah's the year before that? Or Auburn in 2004? You get the idea. The idea that every game counts and we're protecting the regular season is a bed time story made up so that Bill Hancock doesn't have to answer your stupid questions when he goes to sleep. A rematch of a 9-6 game is the championship the BCS deserves.
There is one small hope for those who don't want a rematch: Oklahoma State blows away Oklahoma, preferably with a strong defensive effort. I also think LSU losing to Georgia would help, in some weird way. Their spot in the title game is secure, but by losing to the Bulldogs, that manages to make Alabama the third-best team in their conference and worsens the quality of their loss, ever-so-slightly. It's the longest of shots and would require an absolute demolition of the Sooners, but it's there.
The rest of this list is chaos, as it's been the last couple weeks. I don't really trust the resumes of either Virginia Tech or Arkansas, which is why they're where they are. Houston also won't get any real consideration from me until they win their bowl game. I'm also going to be bitter towards Michigan, which needed a lot of help to beat an Ohio State team coming off losses to Purdue and Penn State.
Thoughts? Questions? Comments?