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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Spotted: OU atop The Troglodyte Top Twelve

Memorial of St. Juan Diego

Yes, that's the return to the sidebar of an old feature, the Top Twelve, if nothing else than to just state the record before the bowls begin. From here, those who lose to teams they should beat will fall, those who win will rise to fill the gaps, and those who lose games they should lose will hold their ground. So it is written, so it is done.

In general, I think the BCS got it right this year, regarding the national championship. We have the two best teams. And while I'm not a big fan of it, it's a better system than the various play-off scenarios trotted out every year. First because they are equally arbitrary under the inequities of conference play, second because any real play-off shortens the season to such an extent that so many teams will be in the mix after say only 8 weeks that the same arguments today about the NCS will be made about selecting teams for the play-offs, and third because they make New Year's Day football even more meaningless. If I can't have all the traditional New Year's bowl games followed by a week of arguing who the best team in the nation was, then I'll take the BCS, thank you very much.

And lest I forget: Go Sooners!

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