Bama gonna get a chance to win the NC without the SEC west crown

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by Beechervol, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    It is set up to happen.

    If LSU wins the west and the SECCG they should get the NC trophy.
     
  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Terrible that LSU is essentially punished for winning the matchup against Bama by having to play an extra game against UGA 45 minutes from Athens.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  3. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I highly doubt Bama beats LSU in New Orleans
     
  4. tidwell

    tidwell Chieftain

    Crazy how every year the NCG falls in New Orleans, LSU shows up there.
     
  5. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Based on this, we need to have a NCG in the Music City Bowl...
     
  6. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Alabama sure is a friggin lucky team.
     
  7. tripper

    tripper Member

    What if UGA beats LSU in the SECCG? LSU would get left out of a BCS bowl while Bama's playing for the NC. Ridiculous.
     
  8. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    No. LSU will be in a BCS bowl regardless.

    The question is whether LSU would drop below Ok St or Va Tech in the BCS standings. I'm not sure that they would. There's a chance that they could actually lose the seccg and still play in the BCS title game.

    EDIT: You were right. Bama and UGA would be the SEC's two BCS teams in this scenario. Wow.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  9. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    If UGA beats LSU in the Championship, we could still potentially get the LSU-Bama matchup, and then UGA would also be in a BCS bowl. 3 SEC teams in BCS bowls would be nuts.
     
  10. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    There is a max of 2 teams per conference. This raises a good point, though. LSU would be #2 in the BCS standings and get left out because UGA and Bama would be our two BCS representatives. Nuts.
     
  11. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    i'm not for rematches, but with oklahoma losing last sat and i can't say anyone else really deserves it.
     
  12. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    Pretty sure there is an exception for exactly this type of situation. If both the top 2 are in the same conference which neither won, I think the conference gets 3 teams in.
     
  13. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    And if LSU does lose the SEC title game, they should still be ahead of Bama.
     
  14. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    That isn't the way I read the section.

    No more than two teams from a conference may be selected, regardless of whether they are automatic qualifiers or at-large selections, unless two non-champions from the same conference are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the final BCS Standings.

    BCS selection procedures

    To me, that says that in order to get 3, you have to have #1 and #2 from the same conference and neither is conference champion. For instance, if Georgia beats LSU and Arkansas and Bama are 1 & 2, all three would get bids, but if the SEC champion is ranked in the top 2, the conference can have 2 bids max.
     
  15. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Hell, let RGIII and the Baylor give it a shot.

    There is a huge difference between LSU and Alabama and the rest of the country. I don't want to sound like an SEC homer, but no one else stacks up to them.
     
  16. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    This is right. But isn't tvols saying the same thing?
     
  17. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    Maybe I misunderstood. I thought he was saying a conference can have 3 BCS teams if 2 are ranked 1 & 2. I believe this is only true if neither 1 or 2 are champions of the conference.
     
  18. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    #1, #2, and conference champs are automatic qualifiers.
     
  19. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    That's what I said. My scenario was if LSU lost to Georgia, but LSU and Bama both remained in the top 2.
     
  20. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    OK. I didn't read back far enough.
     

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