Yes. Last year. This happened in the early 1990's as well.
9-2 Army both got snubbed for teams that were not even good to be in there.
The early 90s is a completely different ball game then now. There are hardly any teams that get left out of bowl games this year. 68 teams are selected! How many are bowl eligible this year?
I do wish - at a minimum
- that the bowl guys can get Ball State and Boise State to face off in a bowl game.
Ball State does deserve a big bowl game. Better than a Big East team. They did played Bowling Green if I remember right who Bowling Green did beat Pittsburgh.
Gotta like the transitive property applied to sports. ::)
It works in math (obviously) but shouldn't be the SOLE reason why team A would be team B.
What if Buffalo beats Ball State in the MAC championship? Would your argument still hold water?
Because BGSU beat Pitt, I guess that means BSGU could beat USC or even Penn State - because that's the transitive property too (BGSU beat Pitt beat Iowa beat PSU beat Oregon State beat USC).
But wait, there's more. Texas beat Oklahoma and TTech beat Texas... did TTech beat Oklahoma? NOPE
Even more.... Ole Miss beat Florida and Florida beat South Carolina and Vandy but Ole Miss lost to both of them? Interesting....
Shall I go on?
One last thing - remember, Pitt ISN'T
the conference champ.