BCS Goes Out With a Bang in its Final Year of Existence

By Michael Pidgeon
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA will be making the change from BCS standings to a playoff when it comes to determining who will be the college football national champion. However, before that change goes into effect, the BCS had one more year to try and get it right, and boy did they ever. There are five BCS bowl games, and this year not one of them failed to impress.

The Rose Bowl was a match-up of Michigan State and Stanford. David Shaw has coached Stanford to no less than 11 wins each of his three seasons as head coach, but he once again came up short in his bowl game as Michigan State was able to defeat Stanford in a close one.

Baylor was an easy favorite to defeat UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. Boy were the experts wrong. Not only did both teams combine for almost 100 points, but it was UCF coming out on top by 10.

Bob Stoops has been very critical of the SEC, and he finally had the opportunity to prove his theories correct when his Oklahoma Sooners battled Nick Saban‘s Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Alabama was expected to dominate OU by at least two touchdowns, but once again we were all surprised. Stoops outcoached Saban, and the Sooners were able to defeat Alabama.

Ohio State and Clemson battled it out in the Orange Bowl. Urban Meyer had Ohio State prepared and they put up one heck of a fight, but it was dominant performances from Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins that propelled Clemson to victory.

Finally, in last night’s BCS National Championship, it was a battle between Florida State and Auburn. The SEC has dominated the BCS, but FSU had the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston on their side. In the end, it was FSU putting an end to the SEC’s domination.

All in all, the BCS nailed it in its final year of existence. Everyone has been longing for a playoff system and they’ll get their wish starting next season, but the BCS certainly went out with a bang.

Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant Sports.com: “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at black24mamba@aol.com

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