why does the pac 10 follow the big 10 around even though it would seem that the pac 10 has been hurt by the bcs more than any other big conference? could someone please explain that to me? the big 10 has clearly benefited from the bcs more than any other conference especially due to their 11 team format, where it seems like the best teams never play each other thus giving them an unfair advantage over bcs at large bids!
Boy, are you right on the money with this comment! No Ohio State-Wisconsin game last year. Huge advantage.
For all the comments last year about Notre Dame not being able to win against the top teams, there was little mention of the fact that USC went out & lost to UCLA the following week. That ND game was a high pressure match-up for USC & took a lot out of them regardless of the score. As a result, they had a letdown the following week.
USC was just one of the Pac Ten teams that played a brutal schedule last year. Arkansas on the road to open the season, Notre Dame late in the season. Was Tennesse their thirs OOC game? It was somebody good. AND they played 9 conference games. There was never a let up for them all season the way there was for Ohio State against a weak Big Ten schedule, made even weaker by eliminating Wisconsin from the schedule. They should have the guts to just go out & play 10 conference games.