Mack Brown, the coach of the University of Texas (American) Football Team, is asking voters in the AP and USA Today/ESPN polls to vote Texas ahead of California so that Texas can go to a BCS Bowl. There are literally millions of dollars at stake.
But why should once beaten Texas be ranked ahead of once beaten California? And why should we have more sympathy for Texas' BCS woes than for Cal's BCS woes? The simple answer is that we they shouldn't and we shouldn't. Why? For starters, Cal's only loss was to a higher ranked team (#1 USC versus Texas' loss to #2 Oklahoma). Second, Cal actually beat USC last year while Texas hasn't beaten OU for the last 5 years. And third, I can't stand whiners and that's all Mack Brown's been doing the past several weeks.
But I do want the poll voters to change their votes for this week. I want them to put Fresno State and Utah ahead of both Cal and Texas. Why? Because that would mean that 25% of the BCS bowl money would go to non-BCS conferences/teams and that would be poetic justice.
We need a playoff in Division 1A college football.