November 23, 2000

Sports Update

By Ben Brake

One Shot!

Happy Thanksgiving! K-State is down to one shot and one shot only for a BCS bowl bid. There is only one way that K-State will get a BCS
bowl bid with two losses and that is to beat Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game. The BCS still has K-State as possible contenders for
an at large bid if they donít win against Oklahoma, but all K-State fans know better. KSU was passed up the last 2 years with only one loss
for other teams that were not ranked as high and had more losses than K-State. Two teams will be selected for an at-large-bid to a BCS bowl,
but donít hold your breath for K-State to grab one. In order for K-State to be in a BCS bowl it will need to beat Oklahoma and get an
automatic bid to the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona.

The BCS was designed to be fair because of the biases in the polling with the AP and the Coaches poll. Well, the only thing fair is that the
teams that are ranked #1 and #2 in the BCS will play each other. The winners of the SEC, Big East, Big 10, PAC 10, and Big 12 will get
Automatic BCS Bowl bids unless ranked #1 or #2 and two other teams will get at-large-bids for a BCS bowl.

The at-large teams are picked by the BCS committee and have to be ranked in the top 12 in the BCS standings. This allows the committee to
chose out right and not go by which team is ranked higher, just ranked in the top 12. Since the BCS committee does not have any biases it
makes it fair (YEAH, RIGHT!).

If K-State wants to be in a BCS bowl they will need to beat the daylights out of OU or just win. I prefer beating the daylights out of them
though.

If K-State beats OU they will go to the Fiesta bowl most likely. If they lose the Alamo, Holiday, Independence or Tidy Bowl will pick them.

Nonetheless, the BCS stinks and needs to be revised or get rid of it.

Have a great WILDCAT weekend!