Advertisement

Sports

Sports

Oklahoma No. 1 in first BCS poll of 2010

October 18, 2010

Advertisement

The first BCS standings are out, and Boise State is already chasing a couple of teams from the power conferences.

Oklahoma was first, and Oregon was second Sunday, with Boise State in third place and in need of plenty of help to become the first team from a conference without an automatic Bowl Championship Series bid to play for the BCS title.

Jerry Palm, who analyzes the BCS standings at collegebcs.com, said despite a better early season showing in the polls than ever before, Boise State is a long shot to play for the national championship.

“They just need too much to happen to get excited about their chances,” Palm said.

With 10 undefeated teams in major-college football, there’s serious potential for BCS controversy this season, even beyond whether Boise State from the Western Athletic Conference or maybe a Mountain West Conference team such as TCU or Utah gets a chance to play in the biggest BCS game.

The Sooners from the Big 12 and Ducks from the Pac-10 begin this race from the front row, but they can’t quite say they’re in control of it. Only once in 12 seasons of the BCS have the teams that were at the top of the first standings played in the championship game: 2005 with USC and Texas.

Comments

Richard Payton 4 years ago

Would you rather see Boise State or Oklahoma play in the BCS title game?

0

kansasredlegs 4 years ago

Boise State. Much more exciting and fresh style of play. I saw OU play Air Force and but for an errant field goal by AFA, OU may very well have lost. I know, SCOREBOARD, but you posed the question.

Frankly, I'd love to see BSU v TCU; however, the 'power conferences' and TV won't allow that to happen.

0

CLARKKENT 4 years ago

I WOULD RATHER SEE BOISE STATE PLAY THAN OU. I'M NOT SURE OU CAN BEAT NEBRASKA, OR MAYBE EVEN NOT TEXAS.

THE POWERS THAT BE WILL NOT LET BOISE STATE PLAY FOR THE TITLE. WE STILL NEED SOME KIND OF A PLAY OFF.

0

Practicality 4 years ago

ummmmm, OU already beat Texas.

0

Commenting has been disabled for this item.