But again - so what?
If Okie State had TRAILED 24-7 and came back and then lost, I think a lame argument could be made for accepting that. OK State scored the first TD of the game on an interception return (70 yards) for a TD when Iowa St was driving. The Cyclones missed a FG in the first quarter and Okie St led 17-7 at the half, and scored on the FIRST DRIVE OF THE SECOND HALF to go up 24-7.
Then - apparently - they had a collective anxiety attack of depression and folded.
National championship scoreboard
Now it could come into play for a 1 loss major conference team that is not a conference champion.
The one thing that I think takes care of anything the selection committee can do wrong is winning. As long as you win all of your games, there is no problem. If you lose, then you're subjected to having to be put in front of a selection panel. As for the "bias" of having a 14 person selection panel, it isn't different that anything now. Coaches or SID's vote for their conference mates more frequently at higher spots. At least now they have to put their bias on the table in front of everyone. As for the computers... It's funny how everyone loves the computers now that they are being taken away, but everyone hated them when the were showing the Big 12 so much love in 2011. At least let's see how this works before burying it...
This is probably not the place, but I think I just figured out what B1G means. The G is supposed to read as zero, right? Big 10? Downright clever. Irrelevant, pretty much, to college football, and still clever in a cutesy sort of way.
But to me it is easier to understand if it were B10. You know, tell everybody the "0" should be read as a "G." It would still be cute, easier to understand, and still irrelevant-- everything B1G has going for it, but better.
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