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Monday
Nov282011

Big XII BCS Report Card for Week 14

The Baylor Bears of the Big XII Conference of nine teams (in 2012 if WVA loses court battle) come in at No. 17 in the BCS Rankings for Week 14.  The Bears need several teams in front of them to lose for them to climb into at-large bid territory. Baylor has one last chance to impress voters this Saturday when they take on No. 22 TEXAS, the biggest under achiever in the FBS.

How the hell is Texas still ranked in the top 25? A Bears longhorn butt whipping will correct that error. By the way, do you think any of us will live long enough to see Texas A&M ranked in the BCS poll after they join the SEC in July?  Methinks not. See Vanderbilt and Kentucky for details.

LSU and Alabama remain in the top two spots are are followed by Oklahoma State and Stanford. Virginia Tech enters the top five for the first time on the eve of its match up with Clemson in the ACC Championship game. 

Undefeated Houston climbs to No. 6 one spot ahead of Boise State. Arkansas slips to No. 8 after falling to LSU. Oregon comes in at No. 9 while Oklahoma rounds out the top 10. 

Other Big XII teams include Kansas State at No. 11, Texas No. 22 and Missouri (joining SEC in 2012) at No. 25. TCU (joining the Big XII in 2012) is ranked is No. 18 in the BCS.

Here is a look at the full BCS Rankings for Week 14:

 

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 LSU 1.0000 1 1 2875 1.0000 1 1475 1.0000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.000
2 Alabama .9551 2 2 2756 .9586 2 1411 .9566 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 .950
3 Oklahoma State .8712 4 5 2414 .8397 5 1245 .8441 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 .930
4 Stanford .8559 6 3 2512 .8737 4 1289 .8739 4 4 4 5 8 10 5 .820
5 Virginia Tech .7811 5 4 2438 .8480 3 1291 .8753 10 8 9 9 13 18 11 .620
6 Houston .7399 8 6 2147 .7468 6 1096 .7431 8 5 12 8 9 8 6 .730
7 Boise State .7027 7 8 2092 .7277 8 1033 .7003 9 9 7 6 14 12 8 .680
8 Arkansas .7003 3 9 1971 .6856 10 937 .6353 6 10 8 13 4 4 4 .780
9 Oregon .6862 10 7 2107 .7329 7 1041 .7058 10 15 5 12 12 9 9 .620
10 Oklahoma .6710 9 10 1768 .6150 11 882 .5980 5 6 6 4 6 6 10 .800
11 Kansas State .5702 11 15 1348 .4689 15 681 .4617 6 7 10 7 5 5 7 .780
12 South Carolina .5684 12 14 1554 .5405 13 833 .5647 12 11 13 10 10 11 12 .600
13 Michigan State .5369 14 11 1704 .5927 9 941 .6380 16 17 11 16 18 20 15 .380
14 Georgia .5348 13 12 1613 .5610 14 816 .5532 14 13 16 14 11 14 14 .490
15 Wisconsin .4576 16 13 1567 .5450 12 852 .5776 19 19 14 18 24 25 18 .250
16 Michigan .4310 15 16 1256 .4369 16 658 .4461 15 12 17 11 17 22 17 .410
17 Baylor .3910 18 18 900 .3130 18 457 .3098 13 14 18 15 7 7 13 .550
18 TCU .3310 20 17 980 .3409 17 534 .3620 18 21 15 19 23 19 16 .290
19 Nebraska .2578 21 19 773 .2689 19 390 .2644 20 18 19 17 25 24 19 .240
20 Clemson .1979 17 20 632 .2198 21 286 .1939 21 22 20 21 22 23 21 .180
21 Penn State .1382 19 22 415 .1443 22 192 .1302 23 20 21 20 0 0 23 .140
22 Texas .1334 25 25 160 .0557 NR 51 .0346 17 16 0 22 15 13 20 .310
23 West Virginia .1241 NR 21 495 .1722 20 295 .2000 29 0 0 25 0 0 0 .000
24 Southern Miss .0724 NR 23 287 .0998 23 173 .1173 29 0 0 24 0 0 0 .000
25 Missouri .0588 NR NR 16 .0056 NR 16 .0108 22 23 24 0 16 15 25 .160
Thursday
Oct062011

TCU to Join Big XII Conference

Breaking News: Sources report that TCU will accept an invitation to the Big XII Conference, paying $5 million to be released from Big East commitment. Missouri is still undecided about staying or leaving. BYU and/or Louisville are expected receive an invitation if Missouri leaves for the SEC. The Big XII is committed to a ten team league (for now).

Saturday
Oct012011

T. Boone Pickens Wants TCU in the Big XII Conference

The NCAA requires a conference to contain a minimum of 8 member institutions.  The Big XII will have nine members after Texas A&M joins the SEC in June.  But Missouri is being courted by the SEC.  I believe that the University of Texas would be happy with eight.  The Big XII has an automatic BCS bowl bid and until that changes, UT wants less institutions not more.

UT supports expansion to 10 institutions and appears to favor BYU.  Texas has expressed doubt in the past about adding Texas universities to the conference.

TCU continues to be a strong candidate to become school No. 10 in the Big 12, the sources told Chip Brown this week.

Being in the same time zone is a bigger priority than most people think when it comes to adding someone to the Big 12, a high-ranking official at a Big 12 school told Orangebloods.com.

Interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas has said that geographic proximity is important in terms of conference members having commonality. Neinas also said there might be some resistance to adding TCU.

And while most have assumed Texas is the one that would resist TCU, sources close to Texas have said UT wouldnt hold up such a move, according to Chip Brown at Orangebloods.

The San Antonio Express News reports that T. Boone Pickens favors adding TCU as his leading Big 12 expansion candidate, with Houston, SMU and Rice also receiving consideration.

That thinking contradicts those who believe the conference must expand its geographic footprint to remain viable.

“I dont see any viewing area available with (expansion to) BYU. And with West Virginia, theres no relationship there,” Pickens said. “I dont have anything against any of them. But I know where the home is, and home to me is this area.”

During the past six years, Pickens has donated more than $500 million to the OSU athletic department. Those gifts have helped transform the schools facilities in the most massive upgrade in Big 12 history.

Taking advantage of those creature comforts, OSU has streaked to a 4-0 record and a No. 5 ranking in the AP poll. Its only the sixth time in school history the Cowboys have cracked the APs top five.

“It was a good school when I went there, and its much better today,” Pickens said. “The attitude of our people and alums is that we are a pretty tight crowd. Its pulled us together.

“We know we can win. This is the sixth year since the big gift, and theres no question weve stepped up every year. I got my moneys worth.”

Pickens was cheered by OSUs most recent victory, a dramatic 30-29 triumph at A&M on Saturday. That win resonated as OSU challenges for its first Big 12 football title.

Thursday
Sep222011

Texas Longhorns Continue to Oppose TCU in Big XII

With all nine Big 12 presidents announcing their intentions tonight to remain in the league, the latest development in conference realignment could become problematic for the Big East, which now has to be on guard for yet another raid on its membership — this one from the West.

In addition to remaining whole, the Big 12 said its expansion committee has been reactivated, with the first goal to increase the conference’s membership to 10.

Two Big East schools could be squarely in the Big 12’s sights: TCU, which isn’t scheduled to join the Big East until next year, and Louisville.

Geographically, TCU makes the most sense, but Texas’ long-standing opposition to adding the Horned Frogs could turn the Big 12 toward Louisville. The league already has a strong presence in the state of Texas (with Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech) and could extend its conference footprint by adding Louisville.

Orangebloods.com, a website that covers Texas and the Big 12, reported TCU “tops the list to be No. 10,” according to their sources.

But a leading college official with working knowledge of the situation told :

“Texas does not want TCU because TCU gives the Big 12 nothing they don’t already have and sharing money with a school that adds no value makes no sense.”

The requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on behalf of either side.

The Big East has been raided twice now in eight years (Boston College, Miami and Virginia Tech went to the ACC in 2003) and is down to seven football schools, including TCU.  UConn wants in the ACC; perhaps Rutgers does, too. If they go, you can count Big East football schools on one hand.

Army, Navy, Air Force and Central Florida are on the Big East invitation list. East Carolina has applied for membership. This is not pulse-pounding news and surely must have Big East officials steaming that they didnt sign a new TV deal when they had a chance a year ago. If the league survives beyond the next two years, will it even retain the AQ status that means everything in college football?

Mac Brown told us earlier in the week that its all about the kids and the high school coaches. The Big XII needs to remain a regional conference yada yada yada.  Well, Southwest Conference teams TCU, SMU and Houston are available.  Invites would give the Big XII, TWELVE TEAMS!

But Texas doesnt care about any of that bullshit that Mac Brown threw out there for mindless organge blood consumption.  All UT cares about is the power and control, which brings in the most money for the tea sips. 

The Longhorns are as low as you can go when it comes to integrity and trust in NCAA college football conference.  Tea Sips are greedy bullies who have undermined the viability and status of the Big XII. UT ran off Nebraska, Colorado and Texas A&M.  Oklahoma had enough of UT and was on the way out too.  But OU was left standing at the altar with their crimson and cream ass hanging out when the PAC-12 unanimously rejected them because of UT greed. It was PAC-16 or nothing for the PAC-12.

Texas has long been the sole entity keeping the Frogs out of the Big XII.  Acceptance of a new member requires a vote by the board of directors presidents and chancellors of the leagues schools with a 75% majority of yays.

Can the Big 12 build a consensus without Bevos blessing? Perhaps in the freshly unified nine-team Big 12, Texas makes concessions?  Methinks not.

Remember the frog who was afraid of being stung during a ride across the river? But the scorpion argued that if it stung the frog, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both.

You fool! croaked the frog, Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?

The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frogs back.

I could not help myself. It is my nature.

Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

 

The behaviour of creatures like UT is irrepressible, no matter how they are treated and no matter what the consequences, the orangebloods will never go against their arrogant, greedy nature because they cant help themselves.

Sunday
Sep182011

NCAA College Football Dominoes Are Falling - Is TCU Screwed?

In a hastily called press conference moments ago, the Atlantic Coast Coast Commissioner announced that the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse have been accepted into the ACC. The ACC now has 14 FBS/BCS teams.  Commissioner John Swofford said the expansion geographically bridges our footprint between Maryland and Massachusetts.

This is the first of many moves that will follow sooner rather than later.  The result will be four 16-team Super Conferences carved out of the ACC, SEC, Big Ten and PAC-12.  These 64 teams and Notre Dame will form the new BCS.

The Big-12 is out. The Big East is out.  I believe the Big 12 is not only out but its gone.  The Big East will join the Mountain West, Conference USA, WAC etc as one of the Division I FBS also rans (non BCS member institutions).

TCU is now destined to join a failing Big East Conference that will lose its automatic BCS invitation.  That aint going to happen.  But its very possible that TCU and current BCS conference members like Iowa State, Kansas State and maybe Baylor are going to be on the outside looking in at the Big 65 in the BCS.

Texas A&M already has announced its intention to join the Southeastern Conference, which put the future of the Big 12 in doubt.  The board of regents at Oklahoma and Texas are meeting Monday to discuss their universities leaving that conference.  If one leaves, the conference is dead.  Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both plan on leaving for the PAC-12 according to numerous published reports.

What will the University of Texas do tomorrow?  Speculation has centered around a move to the ACC, PAC-12 or Independence, joining religious schools Notre Dame & BYU as the only other FBS independents.  There are reports that two more Big East teams — Connecticut and Rutgers — could be under consideration by the ACC.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has said his league is set with 12, but could reconsider if other conferences make additions. When the Big Ten was looking to expand last summer, there was plenty of speculation about Big East schools on the Big Tens target list.

But the Big Ten added only Nebraska from the Big 12, and a few months later the Big East announced TCU from the Mountain West Conference was joining the league next year.  Its going to be feast or famine for TCU- Big Ten or Mountain West- In or Out of the elite 65.