How is it that you lose a game and only move down to third in the BCS standings?
It happens if you are Alabama. (And some of my readers know I am an proud Bama alumnus [Law '83] and died slowly through that game Saturday!) Here ls the report on the BCS standings from FoxSports:
LSU and Oklahoma State took control of the race to the BCS championship game — but don’t count out Alabama yet. * * * If either slip up, Alabama or fourth-place Stanford are in position to reach the title game as long as they keep winning.
Unbeaten Boise State was fifth and again seems to be a long shot to reach the BCS championship game, though another perfect regular season should get the Broncos into one of the four other marquee games.
This is outrageous. What does Boise State or Stanford have to prove? Let’s see: They beat Georgia this year, Virginia Tech last year (and were only a loss to solid Nevada to prevent last year’s hosing), and even Oklahoma in a BCS game several years ago (yes, the one where the Broncos player proposed to his cheerleader girl-friend after the game was over!) so what more do they have to prove?
So, there only one answer: some sort of legal action. I do not practice in that area but antitrust seems the most promising area. The BCS is obviously rigged in favor of the major powers and the NCAA tolerates it (they could stop it tomorrow if they chose with one of their imfamous ukases saying no member school may participate in the BCS structure); major college sports is about the money and it is a shame.