Boise State is your 2011 BCS Champions

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  1. dg1979us

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    I dont think there is any question that VT had a pretty big let down due to the Boise State loss, not to mention they were working with a short week since the Boise game was on a Monday. In saying that, any team that is a legit top 25 team has no business getting beat by James Madison, no matter what the circumstances. Virginia Tech obviously isn't that good this year. I think that loss pretty much kills Boise's chance of being in the national title game, unless it ends up being a season where all of the top tier schools have 2 losses.
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  2. World Peace

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    This is where you are wrong. The 2008 Titans were the best team in football in that year. Their record proved it. They spanked the eventual champions by over 2 tds in dominating fashion in the regular season, yet, on game night in the playoffs.. they didn't execute. The ravens didn't beat the Titans, the Titans beat the Titans...

    This is exactly what happened to VT. James Madison didn't beat them, VT beat themselves. VT played very sloppy and didn't execute properly. It doesnt matter how much talent you have on your roster... if you turn the ball over, you will lose to just about anyone.
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  3. Alex1939

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    And the NFL is 32 teams with the best players from Div1 and D2...

    while NCAA Div1 is 117 teams or whatever? and it may be div2subalpha or something.


    Still, Boise State is f'd... sorry VTech screwed you, but you wouldn't win a BCS championship game anyway.
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  4. Yossarian

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    The best team wins the Superbowl, the end. That's it. We beat ourselves, thus we weren't the best team. Great teams don't do that.
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  5. The Playmaker

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    a loss is a loss
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  6. Deuce Wayne

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    http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings

    F'd? They're in 3rd place. The top 2 teams both have great chances of losing at least one game... or at least better chances of losing than Boise does.

    I'd say they're exactly where they want to be.
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  7. RollTide

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    Nice call on that one..


    If Boise wants to win a national title they need to join the pac 10. Can't play 10 of your games against mickey mouse teams and expect to be #2 in the country.

    Boise and BYU need to join the pac 10 so they can have a championship game. Run the table there and they are deserving.

    Boise St. is a great story but there is no way they can beat a #1 BCS team. No way! V-tech is not even close to that.
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  8. dg1979us

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    Every top tier needs needs to lose twice for Boise to be in the national title game. We arent even out of September, and there isnt a game left for Boise that should be within 4 tds. It is easy to talk about Boise now, but who is going to be paying attention from here on out considering who they play? From this point forward they are off the national radar, because who cares about watching Boise play Idaho, or San Jose, or Louisiana Tech, etc etc. It might not be fair, but it is what it is. Not to mention, wins are wins, but if your in Boise's situation, style points against the 2 good teams you play matter, and I dont think they got style points in either game, especially since VT hasnt been impressive for the most part. They really need Oregon state to win the Pac 10, but I have a feeling Oregon state is going to end up with a 7-5 or 6-6 record, which will not make that win overly impressive either.
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  9. dg1979us

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    Umm, one, comparing college ball to the NFL is ridiculous. The worst teams in the NFL are still fielded by extremely good football players and athletes that are all pretty similar to the best teams athletes. In college ball, many teams are fielded by guys who are getting a free education, and going into a real life job after college. James Madison is one of those teams. Not to mention, the Titans were beaten by a Ravens team who qualified for the playoffs, and the week before beat another playoff team. If you want to stretch and compare the NFL to college, the Titans loss to the Ravens would be more along the lines of Ohio State getting beat by Penn State or Alabama getting beat by Auburn. Meaning, OSU and ALabama might be the better teams, but if they lose those games, they were beaten by pretty good teams. James Madison is not a good team, and excusing that loss for VT is ridiculous.
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  10. Soxcat

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    Good point. The best NFL team losing to the worst NFL team is nothing close to VT losing to James Madison. There is no excuse for that. Top to bottom NFL teams aren't that much different except for a few players. James Madison top to bottom probably had maybe a few guys who even make the VT roster.
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