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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP/ISU BOWL SPECULATION OPEN THREAD

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If Bama gets screwed, don't tell this guy

WOW. So much for the BCS National Championship game having LSU-Alabama set in stone.

With Oklahoma State winning in dominating fashion (Congrats to them on their first Big 12 title), and VT losing (meaning nobody can have OSU below #3... a shame they were anyway), along with a dozen other factors, maybe it will happen. SB Nation's BCS Projections indicate OSU may have closed the gap.

I am personally a fan of LSU-OSU, but am fine with Alabama supporters as long as they are choosing Bama because they believe Alabama is straight up better, and not just because "they had a better loss". That's not the whole BCS equation. On the flip side, people who don't want a rematch simply because they want to see a rematch bother me equally. Argue for the merits of OSU, not how boring a rematch would be and how the Crimson Tide "already got their shot".

When we're essentially arguing things like "should the best or most deserving team be #2?" or "better wins or less terrible losses more important?", it's proof of a broken system.

Here's a list of bowl projections along with the bowl Iowa State is slotted for.

SBNation.com - Beef O' Brady's Bowl (with LSU-Bama NC) and Pinstripe Bowl (with LSU-OSU NC)
SI's Stewart Mandel - Holiday Bowl
CBSSports.com - Pinstripe Bowl
Scout.com - Holiday Bowl
ESPN - Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Brad Edwards) and TicketCity Bowl (Mark Schlabach)

I find the Beef O' Brady's projection odd, as all reports I've seen have FIU accepting a bid, and the other participant being either Marshall or Pitt. Other than that, you can see it's all over the board. Consider me your conductor on the Holiday Bowl train.

NOW SPECULATE WILDLY!