If only the ACC and BIG EAST didn't ascend to national prominence as shills for their respective Florida powers...there remains the possibility that a 6-5 (4-2) Syracuse team could be the legitimate 2004 BIG EAST Champion...if Syracuse beats Boston College and Pittsburgh beats West Virginia, all four of these teams would be tied atop the BIG EAST at 4-2...in head-to-head competion, Pittsburgh and Syracuse would be 2-1 while BC and West Virginia would be 1-2, and Syracuse's win over Pittsburgh would give them the conference championship...could you picture the Big Ten or Pac-10 using the BCS as the primary basis for its tie-breakers in determining a Rose Bowl representative?
I don´t know if SU would be considered the champion. All four teams would be considered champs. Although it gets interesting as to who the BCS rep is. If pitt beats WVU and USF while BC loses to SU, it would depend on the final BCS rankings. Pitt would be top-25 in both polls, but i don´t know if they would be ranked top-25 in the BCS. SU would not be ranked in the BCS. The question becomes are BCS rankings below ´25´valid or will both teams tie at 25?
A. "mini-conference" is created amongst the four teams.
In the mini-conference, Team A is 3-0, Team B is 2-1, Team C is 1-2, and Team D is 0-3. Team A earns bid, regardless of ranking.
In the mini-conference, Teams A and B are 2-1, Teams C and D are 1-2. The higher ranked team of the 2-1 teams earns the bid. If two teams tie for the highest ranking, the bid goes to the team that won the head-to-head match-up.