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My mistake, I guess the BSC is still on the table if OU wins out, but if they don't make a BSC game,
what bowl would you like to see? Even though the Cotton is a decent game, that is my least favorite.
It's disappointing that it's not even November and OU is completely out of NC contention. And also needs major help to win the Big 12.
For a coach that talks championships, this will be 3 out of the last 4 years that OU has failed to win a Big 12 champ or possibly miss a BCS game.
And now the air has gone out of playing at home. Two losses at home for the first time since 1998, and OU is just 4-3 last seven at home.
And will this be the 1st senior class that has failed to play for a BCS NC?
This post was edited by bigsooner 18 months ago
I'm a real adult fan, not like all you other spoiled babies. You don't know anything about me, but I can make wild accusations about you.
Who said a BCS bowl was out of contention? I honestly don't expect us to lose any other games and, with KSU likely headed to the NCG, we have an excellent shot. At 10-2, the Sooners would be a huge draw for the BCS.
If we don't get selected for the BCS, I would expect the Cotton or Holiday.
It appears that your understanding of how the BCS selection process works is lacking.
OU is currently #12 in the BCS standings. There are 5 weeks left in the season. OU has a very good chance to win out. There is no team left on OU's schedule that is even in the same neighborhood as ND or KSU. If OU wins out and finishes the regular season 10-2 then OU will be in the top 10 in the BCS. OU also travels very well and is very highly sought after by the BCS bowl committees. If OU wins out, not only is a BCS bowl an option, it is all but a certainty.
BTW you can save your condescending BS for someone else.
OK, OU is not completely out, but who is and where does that leave OU?
If ND and Bama play for the NC
K-State is in the Fiesta vs ?
Orange has Fla St vs ?
Rose has Oregon and Big 10 champ
Sugar has Fla, Georgia, and LSU to pick from vs ?
Louisville will probably grab 1 BSC spot
If K-Sate plays Bama for the NC is ND in the Fiesta or Sugar?
Big Sooner -
I didn't intend to come across rude. Was I?
Not at all. I was thinking OU was out of the BSC picture. But as I broke it down more, I see you were right. 10-2 still leaves a chance.
If K-State plays for a NC I hope OU doesn't have to play Louisville in the Fiesta.
Not that I think LV can beat them, just having to play a team from the BE again.
A statement that is true is, by its very nature, incapable of also being BS.
As far as teams that are "out" are concerned, look for teams finishing outside the top 14 in the final BCS standings as well as teams that are technically eligible for an at large selection but are programs that do not draw a lot of interest. There are 10 spots total. There will be six conference champions. ND is all but certain to get a spot at this point. They may or may not be in the NCG, but in looking at their schedule they are looking at 12-0 or 11-1 square in the face, and either one of those records for ND has them in a BCS bowl somewhere. That leaves three spots. The ACC, Big Least, and B1G are all but certain to NOT have a second BCS team. So, look for the SEC, Pac-12, and Big 12 to each have two teams. OU has the inside track as the second Big 12 BCS Bowl team. USC and Oregon State are the top candidates for the second Pac-12 team to get an invite. Interestingly enough, the SEC is the conference where it is the least clear who the front runners are for the second BCS invite after Bama. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and LSU all have a solid shot at getting it, so we'll have to wait and see how the SEC shakes out.
Not OU related but it is possible that K-St would play Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Would certainly be an interesting game. I guess that's if Oregon makes it to the NC game.
Sugar or Cotton.
KSU will most likely win the Big 12 but not be in the NC game. I don't think OU will be ranked high enough for an at large BCS bid but there's still a lot of football left. OU could win out but have several tough games yet and will need to play better than they did on Saturday. Having said that-ND is by far the best team they will play this year.
Win out, we'll be in the Fiesta (if KSU goes to NCG; unlikely) or Sugar most likely.
what if ND and KSU play for a championship? Alabama could lose a game.
One column said OU - Florida in the Sugar, but it's all a guess at this time of year.
Here are ESPN's bowl predictions...
Check out ESPN.com's Week 9 predictions for BCS bowl matchups
This post was edited by Pressbox 18 months ago
I have also seen Nebraska OU in both the Fiesta and the Rose Bowl (don't see how it could be Rose, since it's Big 10-Pac 12, but saw this reported by someone)
If Oregon goes to the NCG the Rose can take an at-large team of its choice. USC might get that nod but they'll likely be 9-3 and too far down in the polls. USC might also end up 8-4, and that record would put them way out of BCS bowl consideration. So, if there's no other viable Pac-12 team available, a NU-OU Rose Bowl would be a really good draw for both ticket sales and TV viewership. Of course, NU has to win the B1G for that to be possible.
While it is possible for us to still make a BCS Bowl, the chances fell dramatically last weekend. I think we will likely wind up in the Cotton Bowl, playing the second place team from the SEC.
Whether or not OU goes to a BCS bowl or not depends almost entirely on whether or not OU wins out. Do you feel that OU's loss to ND hurts OU's chances of winning out?
My thought is we should take the year off in bowl preparation and send the coaches out on the recruiting trail. It would do us a lot more good for the future.
I'm worried about ISU and Okie State and TCU...still just in shock i guess. Got to give it up to Snyder and to Kelleys. Bama appeaers in a class by itself.
I'm thinking its alabama vs oregon, where that leaves OU, seems llike alamo bowl or so, but i feaer its entirely within the realm of possibility OU will lose almost all of its home games this year...OSU at home should be a revenge game and their D is more suspect than last year for sure.
Wild ride ahead, I hope with more positive results than I'm feeling right now
Disagree for one reason. You lose the extra 2-3 weeks practice time for younger players. More reps in practice is invaluable during that or any time.
This post was edited by hutchsalthawk 18 months ago
usually agree with you on recruiting matters and talent level but in this instance we aren't in on enough difference makers for it to matter a great deal............jmo
OU's remaining home games are OSU and Baylor. What makes you think they're going to lose either of those games?
1st choice Rose Bowl -vs- Neb
2nd choice Sugar Bowl -vs- Georgia
3rd choice Cotton Bowl -vs- LSU
4th choice Alamo Bowl -vs- ?
i just hope we get to go to Arizona again.
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