Agree with SportsKC, by the system and results, Texas and USC were the top two.
I agree as well. Just trying to have some fun on a hot summer day. After all, a guy can dream, can't he? ;D
Actually, the point is that given the BE schedule, someone has an opportunity to blow through their schedule undefeated & get to the BCS championship game. The West Virginia win shows that once you get there anything can happen. In recent years, we've seen a number of favored teams go down in defeat in that game. The Ohio State win comes to mind immediately. You couldn't find anyone outside the Big Ten who wasn't picking Miami going into that game. Too much speed everyone said.
Oh, I know as deep as you follow things you have a good sense of balance. West Virginia proved to be a good team with an excellent game plan. I believed before the season started they were the team to watch in the BE and surprise many. Rich Rodriguez is a fine coach and can motivate an offense.
Things can happen in football. USC was almost beaten by Fresno State. Texas struggled against T A&M. Penn State possibly could have had an undefeated season had it not been for a short kick and four seconds added on the clock against Michigan. Didn't USF rip through Louisville? The unpredictables make it all exciting.
The one problem with the BCS system is that some go through conference championship games, others do not. For some championship game winners, they faced an easier opponent and the game could be treated as a warm-up or extended experience. It appears this happened with Texas winning, but the Longhorns may have dominated USC anyway. On the other hand, Georgia surprised LSU, and turned around and got surprised themselves in the bowl game (third consecutive game in the same facility). Advantage Georgia? Maybe not. While these things sound a bit simplistic, they are factors related to attitude and preparation. Georgia had other suspect moments during the regular season with a couple of supposedly weaker teams while doing very well against some of the other SEC giants. Of course, consistency determines the big winners.
While I am not necessarily advocating that all BCS conferences be 12 at the moment, it would be nice if participants had similar number of games under their belts beforehand, as well as the won-loss records being fairly consistent. But then again, Florida State with four loses going into the BCS bowls, was in one of the more exciting bowl games. Something can be said for starting so-so and ending strong. But in college football, one early loss can knock someone out of a championship run. Every game is almost a playoff in that sense.
Really, maybe we are all trying to suggest how to fix things that won't lend themselves to being fixed.