Thank You Sir! May I Have Another?
Before the game, I wasn’t that crazy about the possibility of a rematch to decide the national championship. I mean, who could take another week’s worth of the endless hype provided by everyone, not just ESPN.
Ohio State/Michigan was everywhere, it seemed like this game was for the national championship.
But with the most recent BCS standings this week, I am elated to see Wolverines still in second place, albeit by the slimmest of margins over Southern Cal. As we said last week, they should be in second place. The number two team, all things being equal, should lose to the number one team at their place.
Now we all just have to hope that pollsters, computers and whomever else decides the BCS standings thinks Michigan and Ohio State should play again this season, this time for all the marbles.
Michigan has no control over that now. And they’d be the first ones to tell you that it’s their own fault. If they wanted to be in the National Championship, they should have won all their games. Fine, but still, Michigan is better than USC, better than Florida or Arkansas and luckily we can all say without a doubt they are better than Notre Dame.
There’s no point in arguing this system any more, it’s what we have. Here’s hoping it gives us the right combination this year with Ohio State/Michigan Part 2.