It's that time of year again.
Yes, it's time for me to make snide remarks about the BCS. And football polls in general.
I've held back this year because ... well, truth be told, I hadn't got around to complaining out loud. No other reason.
Anyway, I'm ready for my first rant of the 2009 college football season.
Let's start with Iowa.
They won their game with Michigan State, and, according to Sports Illustrated, that means it's time to take the Hawkeyes serious as a national title contender.
Yes, you read that right. Beating 4-3 Michigan State (now 4-4 Michigan State) -- the same Michigan State that lost to MAC team Central Michigan -- on a last-second touchdown qualifies them for national title consideration.
Alabama, meanwhile, dropped from number one in the AP poll, after what an SI headline describes as "escaping" against Tennessee. The same Tennessee team that lost 4 games by a 5-point average: a 2-point loss, two 4-point losses, and a 20-point loss to top-ranked Florida.
Then, there's Boise State. Last week, the BCS though they were worthy of number four. After creaming Hawaii by 45 points ... they dropped to number seven.
No, I don't think Boise State is that good of a team. Most of the SEC could beat them. Heck, a third of the teams in the ACC could beat them. But still, number four drops to number seven after a 45-point win? Does this mean they shouldn't have been number four last week?
I'll tell you what it means. You have a lot of people who should have real jobs involved in picking who plays for a make-believe national championship.
There should be a playoff. And, for the last couple of years, I've laid out the plan. I'll do that again, soon, in case you haven't seen it. You won't like it. But it will work. It's doable. And it makes a heckuva lot more sense than the way they do things today.