Sunday, December 02, 2007

Bowl system in a nutshell

First thing's first - I am NOT bellyaching about BC's fate. We had our chance to go to the Orange Bowl and got a big fat L. Period. But this tells you all you need to know about the system.

BC=#13 in the BCS computer rankings = bowl against 7-5 Michigan State who lost to Northwestern

Clemson=#15 in the BCS computer rankings= Peach Bowl (pretty good!) against Auburn

Illinois=#16 in the BCS computer rankings= Rose Bowl, the 'granddaddy,' against USC


DaveCo said...

Horray flawed systems!

Wooden U. Lykteneau said...

Joe - Actually, somebody at my work put it very well: The BCS ranking are only for determining #1 and #2, the rest of it is about spreading the money around. Admittedly, the BCS system is better than the old one where the same two conferences ALWAYS faced off in the [Insert Name Here] Bowl, which still lives on in the absurd examples you pointed out. He argued that we ought to revert to it and let the geeks do their rankings, to which I'd agree except that getting into Bowl A vs. Bowl B is a big difference for schools that rely on the bowl payout to fund their athletic program.

Anonymous said...

Navigators! I like it! I like it a great deal! The emblem looks very nice too. I'll have to buy a hat as soon as I can. Thank you for everything Joe, this blog means a great deal and we are so happy to have baseball on the North Shore, next year.
David D.

DaveCo said...

I like the logo too.....good thing Phil hired a pro guy to design it-i'm more of a sign guy anyway =]

and everyone else is happy we got baseball back as well as everyone else ^_^

PS: For those interested, the website is

Wooden U. Lykteneau said...

Logo is good, but are they really going to use red, white & blue for the colors? Joe, say it ain't so?!