The Georgia Bulldogs came into their SEC championship game against Alabama with a national title on the line. Georgia played a very good game against Alabama, but could not get the win. The Bulldogs’ title dreams were smashed as time expired after Chris Conley could not get out of bounds after catching a pass from Aaron Murray.
After their four-point loss on Saturday, Georgia fell from #3 to #7 in the BCS Rankings and will not play in a BCS bowl game this season. How is this possible? They played a tough and hard-fought game against Alabama on Saturday and they deserve to play in a BCS bowl game.
Some people believe that Northern Illinois is the problem. Brian Spaen of the Autzen Zoo wrote an article titled, Northern Illinois Proves System is Flawed. Is NIU really the problem?
Their only loss was to Iowa by one point to open up the season. The Huskies are not the problem. They are this season’s Bosie State (at least people aren’t saying they should be in the BCS National Championship).
The problem is Louisville and the Big East conference.
In the BCS, the champion of the Big East is guaranteed a BCS bowl game against an At-Large team. The Big East conference is pretty pathetic. They should not be guaranteed a BCS bowl game. They had only two ranked teams this season and one of them is moving to the Big Ten.
Both Georgia and Louisville have two losses this season. Georgia lost against #6 South Carolina and #2 Alabama while Louisville lost to Syracuse and Connecticut. Are you serious? Georgia should be playing Florida in the Sugar Bowl and not Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.
In this case, it should be about the better match-up. Which game would receive more attention? The answer is Florida vs Georgia. In their previous meeting this season, Georgia defeated #2 Florida, 17-9. Their rematch would be another great game much like their first meeting. It would definitely not be like last year’s BCS National Championship where the first meeting was better than the second meeting.
Georgia got snubbed from a BCS bowl game, but not because of Northern Illinois. They were snubbed by the BCS tie-ins. Florida will show us all that Louisville should not have been in the Sugar Bowl this season.
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