Now, before I go any further, please note that there are so many damn scenarios out there that I'm guessing at best. I have exactly ZERO idea as to how this whole thing is going to shake out, but here's what I'd say if I had to guess...From the East:Georgia:
Sugar Bowl (if we go to the SEC champ. and lose a close one, or if we win out and UT goes to the SEC champ. and loses, we're in as at at-large)Florida:
Music CitySouth Carolina:
Possible at-largeFrom the West:LSU:
Possible at largeOle Miss:
I have no idea where to fit Miss. State and Vandy. I think the BCS screws themselves if they don't take an SEC team as an at-large if LSU ends up in the Nat'l Championship, and all we basically have to do is be in the top 12 to be considered. With LSU seemingly having a strangle-hold on the rest of the season, I don't see them losing to anyone else.
What really throws a kink into everything is who plays LSU in the SEC. Championship. If UT goes and loses, they'll likely be ranked lower than UGA, and therefore the Dawgs can end up in the Sugar Bowl in LSU's vacated spot. However, if UT or UGA go and win, then do you take LSU as an at-large in the BCS anyway? Most likely they wouldn't fall farther than 5th or 6th, so you would assume so, but if not, then LSU takes up one of the traditional bowls and someone from the SEC (most likely a middle program like Arkansas or South Carolina) gets passed up so a program like Vandy or Miss. State to go in its place.
The next two weeks will determine pretty much what will happen as UGA will have to play Auburn and Kentucky, while UT will have to play Arkansas and Vandy. If both come out unbeaten, then it's up to Kentucky to keep UT out of the title game, while UGA has to beat Tech to hold onto their high ranking and pretty much be guaranteed a BCS shot.
Damn this is a crazy year for college football...
Until next time kids.
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