NU < Houston
Ohio State < Texas
O, so losing by 3 in OT to OSU is worse than losing by 27 to Texas? I'll play....
Beating PSU > Beating TTech
Beating AZ > Beating Georgia
Beating Wisc > Beating Missouri
Beating ISU by 32 > Beating ISU by 26
Beating MSU > Beating A & M
Beating Mich > Beating Baylor
Beating Ind > Beating Colorado
Beating UNI < Beating Rice
Beating Ark St < Beating Grambling St.
Losing to NU < Losing to Houston - & won't use losing Stanzi as excuse.
BCS bowls have no problem selling tickets so lets look at the other factors of Iowa versus Okie st. More exciting offense = OkSt, Big name players= OkSt, Better loses = OkSt (Tx> tOSU and Houston > Northwestern) Big time wins = Push (Georgia + OU = Penn State + Wisconsin), Tougher overall schedule = Iowa, National TV appeal= push
It would not surprise me at all to see Okie State over Iowa. I think fan following is a much bigger factor in non-BCS bowls.
However, Oklahoma State did win at Georgia in the season opener while Iowa was struggling at home against UNI.
Georgia's other losses were to No. 1 Flordia, No. 4 LSU and at Tennessee.
They did win at Arkansas, beat Arizona State and beat South Carolina.
So I say Georgia was a pretty decent win.
As Cyclone fans you should all be cheering for OSU to get the bid so ISU gets a better bowl. I guess I thought that was obvious but I should have stated it.
I didn't want this to turn into a bash Iowa or bash Miller&Deace thread. I was just pointing out that they laughed off the thought of OSU going to the Fiesta Bowl over Iowa this morning. Listen to the podcast of the first hour of their show.
I don't see why it would be unthinkable that OSU would go over Iowa and from what I have read it seems almost certain that if OSU wins out, they're in.
Explain to me how losing to Texas by 27 is better than losing to OSU by 3 in OT. No logic whatsoever. Also, beating two teams outside the top 25 is not the same as beating two top 20 teams on the road. Okie St without Dez Bryant doesn't have the more exciting offense, or names. It's not gonna matter when Okie beats them anyways, but this argument just doesn't hold.
Iowa will go.
And how can Ohio State be ranked so high when they are afraid to have their qb throw a freaking pass? :wink: I mean, had Ohio State had a Stanzi, for example, they would have salted that win away long before the overtime. I listened to the game and everyone from Eddy Podolack to Todd Dolphin knew that Pryor wasn't going to throw the ball.
My point to SplitIdentity was that he said Iowa was a better football team than Okie State and that's one of the reasons why Iowa should be picked ahead of the Cowboys.
I've never said Okie State is better than Iowa. Like someone else posted, I think they are pretty equal teams.
To say one is vastly better than the other, however...