Are the Florida Gators undisputed champions?

Last night the Florida Gators defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS National Championship game 24-14. A game once thought to be a shootout, was dominated by the stout defenses.

In the AP and Coach’s Polls, the Gators are ranked #1, but Utah received 16 1st place votes in the AP both poll. Utah was the only team in FBS to finish the season undefeated.

Is Florida the true champion? Well, that answer depends on who you ask. Some believe that Utah has a legit beef, while others vouch for Texas or USC who both finished with 1 loss.

Without a playoff system, deciding who is better than who gets kind of messy. Instead of creating an efficient way to create a playoff system, the BCS uses some computer format to rank teams. Therefore, we are left judging which team’s loss was worst than the other’s. Florida, the BCS champ, lost to Mississippi who beat Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl; Texas Tech beat Texas, but Texas beat Oklahoma, who played for the National Championship. Not to mention USC who won the PAC-10, a conference that finished 5-0 in bowl games this season. I know, it doesn’t make any sense at all.

When will the madness end? Only when the BCS commissioners and university presidents decided they’ve made enough money. There were 34 bowl games this season, too many in my opinion. Of all the major collegiate sports, college football is the only one that picks a champion rather then letting the players decide it on the field. Nevertheless, I still congratulate Florida on a great season, but when college football finally incorporates a playoff system, BCS era champs are going to have a big asterisk next to their name.

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  1. I will give Utah credit,I didn’t think they would hang with or beat Alabama so i think they would have more to complain about then USC and Texas.Every year USC starts complaining about how they were left out of the championship game after they lose to a team that they should beat by 40.To tell you the truth,who cares.Nobody besides maybe Oregon should compete with them.Texas on the other hand loss too late in the season,then Oklahoma destroyed the team that beat them.

  2. Los Brown says:

    A tournament would avoid all disputes and conversations about who the real champ is.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Florida is not the undisputed champs but they are the National champs though.As a FSU fan,i can’t stand seeing them winning National championships 2 out 3 years while we finished 9-4.While I am happy with the progress we have made since Jimbo got there,but it doesn’t compare to the job Urban is doing.Urban Meyer is the best coach in America and it kills me to say that.Hopefully this is Bobby’s last damn year so Jimbo can take over and get rid of Chuck.

  4. It could but someone will find something to complain about.Someone is going to say that they deserved to be in over this team and that team.

  5. Los Brown says:

    Meyer is a great coach, However unfortunate, Bowden is going to die on Florida State’s sideline. He’s almost 80 and still negotiating contracts.

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