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K-State AD: BCS needs more consistency

December 7, 2011

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— Kansas State athletic director John Currie wishes the Bowl Championship Series would pick a philosophy and stick with it.

The Wildcats didn't earn a berth in the most lucrative bowls even though they ranked three and five spots better, respectively, in the BCS standings than two at-large teams, Virginia Tech and Michigan. Currie doesn't mind the idea of bowls choosing schools based on criteria other than the standings— except for the fact that the squads in the title game are selected purely by ranking.

"If we're going to have other games that are defined as the best because they're part of that system, then we probably ought to have a little bit better connect to what those rankings actually are," Currie said Wednesday after appearing on a panel at the Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. "So either have them and use them, or just don't have them. I would be fine if we did away with the thing."

Currie happens to like using the standings to determine a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup for the title game. He just suggests that be the only game filled through the BCS system, with all the other bowls picking whoever they prefer as in the old days.

Kansas State, ranked eighth in the BCS standings, is in the Cotton Bowl against No. 6 Arkansas, another school left out but for different reasons: the limit of two teams from any conference.

Comments

cato_the_elder 2 years, 8 months ago

K-State was picked to finish 8th in the Big 12 before the season. Snyder's done a magnificent job of squeezing the maximum results out of limited talent. The Staters need to quit whining, be thankful for what Snyder achieved, and win the Cotton Bowl.

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jesse499 2 years, 8 months ago

I'm a KU fan but K-state got screwed.

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oldvet 2 years, 8 months ago

There is only one way to show the bowl committees that they were wrong -

Take 40K fans wearing the colors to Dallas, spend lots of money while staying out of trouble, stomp the crud out of Arkansas... Bowl games are about money, they want a lot of travelling fans who don't act like English soccer fans. The matchup, within reason, comes second.

KSU deserved better than the bowl they got, now they have to show why it was a wrong choice by the bowl committee.

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Jayhawk1958 2 years, 8 months ago

BCS is a joke. Clemson vs. West Virgina and V-Tech vs. Michigan? No thanks. I won't be watching. The Cotton Bowl and thats it. They got the matchup right but these two should have been in the Sugar Bowl.

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Jock Navels 2 years, 8 months ago

Oklahoma State got stiffed. K-State was robbed as well. Boise State, in the last four years beat one of the teams in the Pac12 championship game, one of the teams in the ACC championship game, one of the teams in the SEC championship game and one of the teams in the Big 12 'championship' game. Boise State gets jobbed every year. Vote with your eyes and the remote. No BCS Championship game on my tube. Just the Cotton Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl.

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