Texas A&M Upsets Alabama, Creating Nightmare BCS Scenario
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Football
Texas A&M grabbed an early 20-0 lead and held on late with an interception at the goalline to preserve a 29-24 win. But more importantly, the loss by the Crimson Tide will likely vault Kansas State and Oregon up to the top two spots in the BCS rankings.
Not only will this create a matchup most college football fans won't care about, it is also nightmare scenario for a potentially undefeated Notre Dame and their legion of followers that have been waiting for a long time to be relevant again.
At this point, it is hard to imagine a scenario in which Notre Dame, who struggled to beat Pittsburgh a week ago, leapfrogs either Oregon or Kansas State. And if Notre Dame does finish undefeated, and on the outside, looking in, it will be a tough pill to swallow.
Kansas State / Oregon championship?! Noooooooo!!
We wanted Alabama / Notre Dame!!!
And we got Alabama / Notre Dame.
And it was awful.
As was Kansas State / Oregon.
Only Alabama / Ohio State would have been good.
Everyone wanted to see Oregon v. Alabama.
Considering Pitt is going to get destroyed by USC and K State could still lose and Bama is #4, we could still see it.
Oregon still has to play 3 ranked teams -- Stanford, rival Oregon State, and then the Pac-12 South Champion. They may be favored in each but it still won't be a cakewalk.
Notre Dame's lackluster squeaker wins (by 3 over unranked Purdue, by 3 over unranked BYU, by 3 in triple-overtime over unranked Pitt, over Stanford in OT with disputed calls) don't leave them a lot of basis for complaining if they do wind up #3. And they still have to get past USC.
Yup. This is not a nightmare scenario. This is just what the BCS wanted. There's no debate right now.
Oregon / Alabama would have been way better than Notre Dame...
Also. Ohio State would be in the hunt if a few players weren't banned for getting tattoos: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/osu-m-footbl-sched.html
The banning of Ohio State was a bad call by the NCAA.