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Big East counting Louisville's BCS ranking

Discussion in 'College Football' started by BB73, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    What a joke. The Big East will use this year's #10 BCS final ranking for Louisville in the 4-year calculation that determines if they retain their automatic BCS bid. If they're counting teams that weren't in the league, but will be next year, shouldn't they drop the #1 ranking that Miami had in 2002, since they're no longer in the league?

    For Pete's sake, either only count teams that are in the league when the ranking was earned, or only count teams that are in your league if they're still in your league.

    Obviously, the politics ($$$) have enough influence to make the Big Least keep it's automatic bid as long as the BCS exists. This is why Cal got screwed out of a BCS bid this year. From the New York Post:

    http://www.nypost.com/sports/36730.htm

    December 19, 2004 -- <!--start bodytext-->While the rest of the college football world may have been questioning the Big East's status as a major player, league commissioner Mike Tranghese wasn't. Turns out he had an ace in the hole.


    Tranghese told The Post last week that he'd cut a deal with the BCS to allow the conference to count the ratings of incoming schools — Cincinnati, Louisville and South Florida — in its BCS standings, just as departing Boston College counts toward the ACC.

    Louisville (10-1) is ranked No. 10, and that should solidify the Big East's standing.

    "We've had that agreement almost from the beginning of the season," Tranghese said. That's good news, considering a rule had been adopted that could have a league's automatic bid stripped if its champion failed to average a top-12 finish over a four-year span. It was widely referred to as the Big East rule and assumed to pose the biggest threat to that league. December 19, 2004 -- <!--start bodytext-->While the rest of the college football world may have been questioning the Big East's status as a major player, league commissioner Mike Tranghese wasn't. Turns out he had an ace in the hole.



    Tranghese told The Post last week that he'd cut a deal with the BCS to allow the conference to count the ratings of incoming schools — Cincinnati, Louisville and South Florida — in its BCS standings, just as departing Boston College counts toward the ACC.

    Louisville (10-1) is ranked No. 10, and that should solidify the Big East's standing.

    "We've had that agreement almost from the beginning of the season," Tranghese said. That's good news, considering a rule had been adopted that could have a league's automatic bid stripped if its champion failed to average a top-12 finish over a four-year span. It was widely referred to as the Big East rule and assumed to pose the biggest threat to that league.
     
  2. scUM Buster

    scUM Buster kick some ass

    Just delaying the inevitable.
     
  3. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Does this mean Louisville can call themselves BE champs 2004?
     
  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Is it just me or is the BCS college footballs equivilant of MoC?


    Had a couple of shining moments but in the end you just want it to go away.
     
  5. hotrodr123

    hotrodr123 Newbie

    With the AP pulling out of the BCS I don't know which is a bigger joke The Big East or the BCS.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2004
  6. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    The Big Least is a Joke for football... basketball is a different story...
     
  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Sounds right to me thomps.

    I like how Tranghese tries to justify it by saying, "just like Boston College can count for the ACC in 2004."

    Like Va. Tech wasn't higher than BC in the final BCS rankings this year. Only the highest team in the conference matters for this '4-year average of 12th or better' calculation.
     
  8. ntd

    ntd Newbie

    It's a joke, but its only fair since BC counts on the ACC for this year.
     
  9. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    I would think Louisville would be favored by 10 against any BE team this year... who woulda beat them? Pitt? Oh please.
     
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The Big Least's BCS representative has its head coach bail just before the Bowl game to go to a mid-to-lower-level Pac 10 school.


    That tells you all you need to know about the conference's future.
     
  11. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    I'm pretty sure the other BCS conferences are scared to strip the Big East of their automatic bid. Without the BE, the 5 remaining conferences would have 57 teams and would probably lose out in any NCAA vote by the 117 D-I teams. It's not hard to imagine that the other D-I teams would vote to do away with the BCS system.
     
  12. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Not picking on you ntd -- but I was taught two wrongs don't make a right.
    Apparently the Big East and BCS have forgotten that lesson.
    This is simply BS, no matter which way the BCS or Big East try and slice and dice it.
     
  13. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I think the point is being missed on this BC thing. Acting like BC was in the ACC this year doesn't help the ACC keep their automatic BCS bid in the future, since Va Tech (#8) is ranked higher in the final BCS rankings, and only the league's highest ranked team is factored in. BC wasn't in the top-25 of the final BCS rankings, so how do they help the ACC?

    Now for the Big East using Louisville's #10 spot instead of Pitt's #21 ranking - that makes a real difference in the 4-year average, which must remain at or below 12.

    Tranghese acting like one situation is the same as the other is a pathetic joke.l
     

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