Oklahoma State also had one loss, but beat a substantially better schedule with more ranked teams. Alabama only beat Arkansas, whose best win was over a terrible Texas A&M.
I wouldn't say A&M's a terrible team. They played one of the toughest schedules in the country and 5 of their losses were by a score or less (they blew 10+ point leads in all of those games). Pretty unlucky IMO.
I agree about OSU having a tougher schedule and better resume.
Also, the Alamo Bowl is nuts. 116 points and 1356 yards combined and there's still 2:36 left to go.
No matter how you look at it numerically, Oklahoma State > Alabama in every way except one. The record of the team that beat them. (13-0 opposed to 6-7) and that all of the 6-7 team's losses came to all those 8-5 (or better) teams...
That is a huge exception. One that I think most people will point at to make their argument to keep them out of the NC game. I feel considering the SOS and the wins, the comparison if fairly close. The edge would go to OSU, but the comparison between the teams they lost to is a world of difference. I think the vast majority agrees that LSU is the #1 team in the nation and there is little shame losing to a team like that by less than a TD as opposed to losing to a team that ended the regular season with 6-6 record.
Defs Arkansas vs. Tennessee. South Carolina couldn't pull something that spectacular off if their lives depended on it (plus you can see the hog painted on the field). Although, SC's hail Marry at the end of the half vs. Nebraska was very nice.
I think it has less to do with WVU being amazing and Clemson choking like they have 3 times previously this season. Though, to be fair, 70 points is quite convincing otherwise. The receivers could do no wrong last night and pulled off some amazing feats of sideline awareness and playing through the whistle. Maybe if you set them up against Bama or LSU they give them a fight worth talking about one way or another.
Hey, let's give Bobby the benefit the doubt. He's a good man! Just because he's got a history of scandalous actions, he was driving a motorcycle, had a close employee who is young and beautiful, and he lied about her being there doesn't mean he did anything wrong. SMH.
Two things jump out of the article. The statement that she had an "unfair advantage" getting her job, and that she will be organizing recruiting trips. Throw in the 20k gift and it sounds like she was uniquely qualified for the job! Que the recruiting investigation...