Maybe this is a ridiculous knee-jerk reaction to the first week of the NCAA Division I football season. Or maybe it's an accurate prediction of what is to come this year, especially when it's time to award major BCS Bowl bids. One way or the other, I can't help but have this thought in my mind today:
The BCS conferences and the schools and the presidents of those schools could be facing the most embarrassing scenario yet with the broken system that takes place each year instead of having a play-off system.
Let's face it. This was an awful, awful opening week for more of the major conferences than not. The Big East, with Rutgers and Pitt stinking up the joint with losses to teams from the WAC and the MAC, Fresno State and Bowling Green looks like it's about to return its sorry state of a few years ago. The ACC, with Virginia Tech blowing special teams play in a loss to Conference USA's East Carolina helped lead the way in proving the ACC is certainly a notch below the WAC at the very least. Clemson yet again looked pathetic, as did Virgnia (give UVA a pass for losing to the nation's number one team). A clueless looking and emotionally sapped Michigan helped prove the Big 10 is off to a weak start also losing to the Mountain West's Utah. Does anyone also realize the likes of Utah, Bowling Green, and East Carolina were not even considered overwhelming favorites in conferences supposedly inferior to the BCS conferences? (Fresno State may be the only "inferior" conference team that was a favorite, so the jury may still be out on how bad Rutgers is or os not).
So what's the deal here folks? Am I a visionary? Will we see underserving conference champs from the ACC, Big East, and Big 10 (really the three BCS stinkers) find themselves in major, New Years Day bowl games they do not deserve to be in shutting out the likes of the Fresno States, Utahs, and BYUs? Or is it way too early to even think like this? Is this just a knee-jerk reaction to a highly strange opening week that won't repeat itself?