SMU (5-6, 4-3) is playing to become bowl eligible, but is coming off a 34-0 loss to Houston and its defense is giving up a league-worst 34.8 points per 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.
Case McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Texas kept its Big 12 title hopes alive Thursday night with a 41-16 win over Texas Tech.
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.
The Bears and Buckeyes have little hope of catching first-place Alabama or second-place Florida State in the race to the BCS championship without a loss from one of the top two.
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.
Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
Bryce Petty is talking BCS championship game. The Baylor quarterback’s goal is looking more realistic with each passing week.
The new four-team playoff starting after the 2014 regular season will be called the College Football Playoff, and the conference commissioners will make it official with an announcement later Tuesday.
The favorite to host the first championship game under the new format is Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas — home to not only an NFL team but also the Cotton Bowl.
The BCS conference commissioners announced the dates and rotation for all 12 years of the coming postseason format