The Boise State Broncos once again fell victim to the non-AQ’s in the dreaded BCS system that is currently plaguing college football.
The Broncos finished No.7 in the final standings, but were passed over for No.13 Michigan, and No.11 Virginia Tech for an at-large bid to a BCS Bowl game.
The Broncos dropped just one game this season, but did handle Georgia easily in the season opener in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Which begs the question that the Bowls have come down to Hotel rooms, versus quality on the field.
Both Michigan and Virginia Tech travel well, which has taken over the No.1 factor in the selection process.
It’s sad really.
While Michigan might get a pass for the Sugar, winning 10 games in the Big Ten, Virginia Tech was blown out in their ACC Championship game against Clemson. But the Hokies get rewarded with a Sugar bowl.
It’s a joke.
And Boise State head coach Chris Peterson knows it.
“Everybody is just very tired of the BCS,” Petersen said. “I think that’s the bottom line. Everybody is frustrated. Everybody doesn’t really know what to do anymore. It doesn’t make sense to anybody. I don’t think anybody is happy anywhere.”
“I think change is coming, I really do.”
“It just seems like each year it’s getting further and further away from anybody understanding what’s going on.”
His sentiments are shared by numerous fans, coaches and analysts. The bottom line is that the selection process needs to be tweaked, the BCS needs to be tweaked or eliminated, and there should be a plus-one or a playoff in Division I college football.