Originally Posted by oubronco
Are you serious they're major wins are Kansas, Rutgers and Kent st.....
And yes there should be a playoff system with the top16 IMO but NIU shouldn't even be in the conversation
Well it was similar arguments against Boise the years they made it. On the eye test, I agree, NIU hasn't had the kind of resume that deserves the Orange Bowl. But the system is what it is, and I still don't have huge sympathy for 2 loss teams saying they deserve a BCS bid. There are plenty of other unfair thing currently built in as well—see Georgia being 1 play from the national championship, instead knocked out of the BCS in favor of a Florida team that didn't even qualify for the SEC Championship.
Agree with Bruce Fan that college football is more and more alienating me. The realignment, the scandals, the dynamics that push programs to worry about $/qualifying for bowl instead of creating interesting matchups...it's a huge mess. A mess nobody involved has much interest in fixing up, because they just make more and more money themselves every season.