ELOOnline : Best BCS Championship Game Ever?

Was the Florida State- Auburn the best BCS Title game ever?   Here below are the rankings  of   where I put the game all-time as well as Mike Tuck’s rankings.Texas_Longhorns_Vince_Young

 

 

Best  BCS  Title  Game
Eric    Lopez                                                            Mike Tuck
1-  Texas   41   USC  38              2006                      1- Texas 41  USC   38   2006
2- Florida State 34  Auburn 31  2014             2-  Florida State 34   Auburn 31  2014
3- Ohio State 31  Miami 24  2ot  2003             3-   Ohio State  31  Miami  24  2003
4- Auburn 22   Oregon 19            2011               4- Auburn     22   Oregon  19   2011
5- Florida State 46  Va Tech 29    2000           5- Florida State 46 Virginia Tech 29  2000
6- LSU  21    Oklahoma 14           2004                 6- Alabama 37    Texas  21    2010
7- Florida 24  Oklahoma 14          2009             7- Tennessee 23  Florida State 16  1999
8- Tennessee 23 FSU 16             1999                    8- Florida 24   Oklahoma 14  2009
9- Oklahoma  13  FSU 2              2001                    9- LSU  38      Ohio State 24   2008
10- Alabama 37  Texas 21            2010               10- LSU  21     Oklahoma 14   2004
11- LSU  38       Ohio State 24       2008                11- Miami 37    Nebraska 14   2002
12- Alabama 21  LSU 0                 2012                  12- USC  55 Oklahoma 19   2005
13- USC   55   Oklahoma 19          2005                13- Oklahoma 13   Florida State 2  2001
14- Miami 37    Nebraska 14          2002              14- Florida 41         Ohio State 14    2007
15- Florida 41   Ohio State 14        2007              15- Alabama 21    LSU  0                   2012
16- Alabama 42  Notre Dame 14     2013           16 – Alabama  42   Notre Dame 14  2013
Some observations from the list.   Mike is a bigger fan of backup Quarterbacks playing in the title game then I am.  Mike has Alabama-Texas, and Tennessee-FSU games  way higher then me.  Colt McCoy got hurt in 1st series of the Alabama-Texas game and Marcus Outzen started the 1999 National title game for Florida State as future Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke was out for season with a neck injury.
Some people were acourse out there defending the BCS this morning how they got it right more then people gave it credit for?   I beg to differ.
1999-  Tenneesee  vs FSU.    Correct
2000- Virginia Tech vs FSU  Correct 
2001- Oklahoma  vs Florida State –  Wrong.  Should have been Oklahoma vs Miami. Miami beat FSU during the season. Also btw this year would have been an awesome year for the 4 team playoff  with Oklahoma, Miami, FSU, and Washington who beat Miami during the season.
2002-  Miami  vs Nebraska-  WAY WRONG. Worst Ever.  Nebraska had no buisness sniffing this game no even winning Big 12 division and getting blasted by Colorado.  Should have been  Miami vs Oregon.   4-Team playoff  would have been Miami, Oregon, Colorado, with the 4th spot being a debate between Florida,  LSU who actually won SEC title in upset over Tennessee but went 9-3,   and Illinois who is Big 10 champion, and Nebraska.   I would have pick Florida.
2003- Miami vs Ohio State –   Correct  
2004-  LSU  vs Oklahoma-   Wrong.    Should have been LSU vs USC   as Oklahoma got blown out in Big 12 title game vs Kansas State.   If  4-team playoff  it would have been  LSU, USC, Michigan,  with 4th spot between  Oklahoma,  Kansas State, Miami (Ohio) Ben Roethlisberger’s team  first  Non Power conference team to enter debate.  I go with cinderella Miami Ohio as suprise 4th pick. But  Oklahoma more then likely would have gotten the 4th spot.
2005-  USC vs  Oklahoma –  Wrong.    I actually thought they got this one right.  However  many felt  Auburn  12-0  SEC Champion should have been.     This would have been another awesome year for  4-Team playoff   with 4 teams being  USC, Oklahoma, Auburn   with 4th team being fun big debate  between an undefeated Utah team with Urban Meyer and Alex Smith,  Undefeated Boise State team,  and Texas.   My pick-  Utah.
2006- USC vs Texas –   Correct.
2007- Florida vs Ohio State-  Correct Sort of.  Florida  proved they deserved to be at the game. But remember there was a lot debate going into the game who was the best 2 teams in the country.  4-team playoff would have had Ohio State, Florida, USC, Michigan, with  Boise State, and Louisville all in mix for spots on the outside.
2008- LSU vs Ohio State –  Correct Sort of.    Maybe the craziest college football season ever.  a 2- loss LSU team won National title.  But  arguments could have been for Georgia, and USC  who would have been included in a 4 team playoff.
2009-  Florida vs Oklahoma- Wrong .   Florida people forget lost at home to Ole Miss. Oklahoma loss to Texas Head to Head! Now not saying they were not one of 2 best teams  but it was also not a clear cut choice of either Florida or Oklahoma.   Should have been  Florida vs Texas.    4 Team playoff   would have had  Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Utah,Boise State and Texas Tech all for 4 spots.  My  4 :   Florida, Texas, USC, Oklahoma   with Argument for Utah and Boise State on outside.
2010-  Alabama vs Texas –  Correct .   But  you could  w  4 team playoff have had  Boise State, TCU, Cinncinnati  also in mix .  My 4- Texas, Alabama, Boise State, TCU.
2011-  Auburn vs Oregon – Correct.    But  you could w 4 team playoff  would have had TCU with Andy Dalton, and Stanford with Andrew Luck in playoff as well.
2012- Alabama vs LSU –  Wrong.   Alot of people like Mike Tuck would make a good argument  that Alabama who did not even win SEC West and lost to LSU in regular season at home should have not gotten in over Big 12 Champion over Oklahoma State.   I actually felt LSU, Alabama were the two best teams but  Mike argument has valid points.   A 4 team playoff this year would have solved this issue.  4- team playoff –  LSU, Oklahoma State, Alabama, with 4th spot between Oregon, Stanford and Boise State  with Oregon getting the nod for winning the pac 12 and beating Stanford.
2013- Alabama vs Notre Dame-  Correct Sort of.   Did you honestly feel the two best teams were on the field?   4 team playoff-  Alabama,  Notre Dame, with Florida, Texas AM, Stanford, and Oregon all in the mix for the final spots. My pick  would have been Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Texas AM.
2014- FSU  vs Auburn. - Correct.
Overall-   BCS got it right 10 out of 16 years.  Thats including the Correct Sort of  where you dont  feel 100%  great about it.   The 4 team playoff as I showed  would not have left a team out that had an argument for National Title  and you still would have alot of the debate  you have during the regular season.  So  Today a celebration for FLORIDA STATE Seminoles fans and College Football fans. GOOD BYE BCS.  Bring on the Playoffs!
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