The bracket that wasn't

Terry's new Sweet 16

First number denotes AP rank.
Next number is BCS rank.
Big number is Terry's rank.

1

1

1

Ohio St.

12-0

2

2

2

Florida

12-1

up

1

3

3

3

Michigan

11-1

up

1

6

7

4

Wisconsin

11-1

up

3

9

8

5

Boise St.

12-0

up

1

5

6

6

Louisville

11-1

up

2

4

4

7

LSU

10-2

up

2

8

5

8

USC

10-2

down

6

7

10

9

Oklahoma

11-2

up

NR

10

9

10

Auburn

10-2

up

3

11

11

11

Notre Dame

10-2

down

6

17

17

12

Tennessee

9-3

up

NR

15

14

13

Wake Forest

11-2

up

1

13

13

14

W. Virginia

10-2

up

2

14

15

15

Virginia Tech

10-2

down

3

19

20

16

BYU

10-2

down

1

Dropped out

12

12

NR

Arkansas

10-3

down

(11)

16

16

NR

Rutgers

10-2

down

(13)

NR = Not ranked last week.
Last week's rank in parentheses.

Previous brackets:
Dec. 1 - Nov. 23 - Nov. 15 - Nov. 9

I have to ask you one more time.

Wouldn't a playoff be better?

Michigan probably is the better team. Florida probably is more deserving. What is definite is that we'll never know for sure who should be playing Ohio State in the championship game.

When the head of the Bowl Championship Series, SEC commissioner Mike Slive, states that Florida deserves to be in the national championship game before the final BCS standings even come out, doesnt that demand that we need to change the system?

On Saturday, University of Florida president Bernie Machen said he will lobby for a playoff regardless of where his Gators ended up on Sunday. I hope he follows through with his promise. When the head coaches of Michigan and Florida are on record for wanting a playoff, doesnt that suggest there is a problem?

I could go on and on and on.

Instead, for one last time, feast your eyes on what we could be watching during the holidays if the top schools in the final BCS standings instead comprised an eight-team playoff.


final bracket
final bracket

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