Auburn, Ala.--Auburn's undefeated, SEC football championship team will be honored on Friday, Dec.…
Phillip Marshall: Pre-BCS Format Looking Better
Anyone who reads regularly what I write in this space knows my take on the computer rankings that are used in the Bowl Championship Series standings. I wrote not long ago that the human polls alone should be used. The computer rankings reflect the bias of those who program the computers, and there is not one thing that qualifies any of those people as college football experts. But after a bizarre couple of weeks, I have come to the conclusion that the entire system is so broken it can't be repaired. It's difficult to conceive of a system that could be worse. The old way was far better than this mess. Under the old system, this season would have ended with Auburn playing Texas in the Sugar Bowl, USC playing Michigan in the Rose Bowl and Oklahoma playing Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. All three unbeatens, and even Texas, would believe they still had a shot. And in reality they would still have a shot because any or all of the other contenders could lose. The events of the late...
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