Notre Dame will have a solid case if they win out. I'm not sure who's better among the other two, Oregon or K-State, but K-State would have a better resume hands down...
They call it towing the company line. That’s what Gary Danielson appeared to be doing when asked about the BCS championship race.
USA Today reported last night that CBS’ color analyst for SEC games — and he’s as good as anybody in the business — had this to say about what should happen in Alabama, Kansas State, Notre Dame and Oregon all finish undefeated:
“My personal tiebreaker is that a conference championship game has to stand for something. I would penalize Notre Dame for not playing in a conference championship. So after Alabama, my first nod would be to Oregon, since its conference has earned respect, then Kansas State and only then Notre Dame…
You’d have to put (a once-beaten Alabama team) in the discussion, because they’ve earned it given what the conference has accomplished.”
That will no doubt send the rest of the sporting world into a tizzy, but we see his point. Teams playing an extra game are facing one extra chance to lose. So losing a conference championship game shouldn’t necessarily deep-six a team that’s been as dominant as Alabama has been this season.
But we’re still talking about a lot of hypotheticals here. There’s a month of football to play before these arguments really need to be kickstarted.
Danielson will be in Baton Rouge Saturday night for Alabama’s game with LSU.