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Old 12-02-2007, 04:40 AM
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My guesses:

BCSCG
Georgia vs. OSU

Fiesta
Oklahoma vs. ASU

Sugar
LSU vs. Hawaii

Orange
VT vs. WVU

Rose
USC vs. Kansas

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One time. This is exactly what I was thinking/hoping. I like ASU over Illinois because they play in a better conference and have had more national exposure over the year. Plus, they actually won this week and will be ranked higher.

Of course, the Rose Bowl wouldn't take ASU, but since OSU is going to the NC game, the Rose Bowl will have the first pick among the at-large teams. Kansas is easily the most attractive nationally and will be selected. Then, it just comes down to Illinois and ASU in the Fiesta and I'm hoping that the Fiesta will take the local team that accomplished something for the first time in the football history of the State of Arizona.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:47 AM
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I'm not a huge numbers guy, can someone tell me very briefly why USC is not being considered more for the NC?

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Stanford is not a very good football.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:47 AM
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no way the Rose chooses Kansas over Illinois

C.R.E.A.M.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:49 AM
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Florida gets screwed by the no more than 2 BCS teams from one conference rule. So does Missouri. BC and UT drop out due to losses. Hawaii gets automatic bid. Illinois moves up enough to get picked, but would still have to leapfrog several higher ranked teams to get Rose Bowl berth. Fiesta Bowl will likely stiff ASU for economic reasons (fans who don't have to travel don't spend much money). Will a team lose its conference and have a shot at the title?

My head hurts, but in a good way.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:50 AM
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CBS sportsline predictions

Title: tOSU v LSU
Rose: USC v Illinois
Orange: V Tech v W Virginia
Fiesta: Oklahoma v Kansas
Sugar: Georgia v Hawai'i

BCSguru has W Virginia and Kansas switched
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:50 AM
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One time. This is exactly what I was thinking/hoping. I like ASU over Illinois because they play in a better conference and have had more national exposure over the year. Plus, they actually won this week and will be ranked higher.

Of course, the Rose Bowl wouldn't take ASU, but since OSU is going to the NC game, the Rose Bowl will have the first pick among the at-large teams. Kansas is easily the most attractive nationally and will be selected. Then, it just comes down to Illinois and ASU in the Fiesta and I'm hoping that the Fiesta will take the local team that accomplished something for the first time in the football history of the State of Arizona.

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Almost no chance Kansas gets selected over Illinois for the Rose Bowl.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:51 AM
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no way the Rose chooses Kansas over Illinois

C.R.E.A.M.

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1 loss Kansas will likely be ranked 3-4 in BCS.
3 loss Illinois will likely be ranked 12-13 in BCS.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:54 AM
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OU vs. KU is an enticing matchup in the Fiesta bowl.

Of course I'm biased as an Illinois student but I personally think:

USC vs. Illinois
OU vs. KU

are pretty enticing matchups.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:55 AM
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I think ASU is most likely to get shafted.
If they make it, then Illinois is out.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:56 AM
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no way the Rose chooses Kansas over Illinois

C.R.E.A.M.

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1 loss Kansas will likely be ranked 3-4 in BCS.
3 loss Illinois will likely be ranked 12-13 in BCS.

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which means absolutely nothing


follow the money

Illinois is a bigger alumni network, more connections to Southern Cali, has a bigger tv market
in addition to the most important thing that Delaney got the Rose Bowl a sweetheart deal worth lots of money in the last negotiations and is pressuring them to put Illinois in the game


follow the money--that's what the bowls are about
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