The Independent Variable - Matt Haugland

Monday, December 03, 2007

BCS Bowls

As a Sooner fan, I'm of course a little disappointed that OU didn't make it to the National Championship game. But I wasn't expecting them to make it, and I think LSU deserved it a little more (too bad the Big 10 was so awful this year, Ohio State should be a 3-loss team). I am actually very happy with how the BCS bowls shaped up.

I was very unhappy with the projections of OU vs. Kansas (Fiesta) and West Virginia vs. VA Tech (Orange). I wanted to see OU play a good team from a different conference, and I wanted to see how Kansas would do against a good team from a different conference. OU and KU will play each other next year anyway. I also wouldn't have been too happy to see OU play Arizona State or Hawaii. Also, WV and VT would've been no fun to watch, just two overrated teams from bad conferences and I wouldn't have cared which team won.

OU vs. WV will be very interesting. I don't think WV matches up very will against OU. They haven't played anyone who comes close to OU, and I think they will be exposed in this game. But they are respected nationally, and it would be a good win for OU. I'm very excited to see how Kansas does against a good non-Big12 opponent. VA Tech might be overrated (at #3 in the BCS) but they are a very good team. I'd LOVE to see Kansas win this one.

I'm also very excited about the Sugar Bowl. Hawaii hasn't played anyone this year (okay, one exception, I know some Boise State fans are reading this, BSU was good but not like last year). I have no idea how they'll do against Georgia (the Dawgs will probably be favored by ~10), but can't wait to see how this one turns out.

The only big disappointment is Missouri. As much as I'd rather see Kansas in the Orange Bowl, Missouri was more deserving -- they beat Kansas and Illinois (who'll be in the Rose Bowl), and are ranked higher than KU. I would've rather seen them play in the Holiday Bowl (my favorite bowl game) against #11 Arizona State instead of the Cotton Bowl against unranked Arkansas. I'd rather see someone like #24 Boise State or #21 South Florida play Arkansas, with Missouri in the Holiday Bowl and Texas vs. Tennessee in the Cotton. Anyway, I can't complain because they are so many other exciting matchups this year!


At 5:26 PM, Blogger Marcian said...

I know this is about football but Matt, friend, you need to hire a new copy editor.

At 6:50 PM, Anonymous lizard said...

Division I-A college football is a horrible, embarrassing mess.

At 5:11 PM, Blogger Megan Ferris said...

Agreed, Marcia!


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