B C S C O N T R O V E R S Y
Stories are listed roughly in reverse chronological order.
With Oregon win there is more split talk. 1, 2
A playoff is no panacea, Sally Jenkins writes.
An Oklahoma writer comes to the BCS's defense.
The Buffs and Gary Barnett come to grips with having to pull for Nebraska.
A large share of AP voters say they will treat the Fiesta Bowl as the title game if NU should beat Miami.
Should the coaches' votes remain secret?
The coaches' poll gets some OWH scrutiny: 1, 2
Tom Osborne defends the BCS.
Fate smiles on nice people, says L.A. Times columnist Dana Parsons.
Don't blame Nebraska, says an L.A. writer. Don't blame the BCS, says a Pittsburgh columnist. Just blame the Buffs, says Denver's Woody Paige.
Trev Alberts and Dennis Dodd propose fixes for the system. The N.Y. Times' Joe Drape says the BCS works fine, and Ray Ratto sarcastically agrees.
As the BCS formula smiles on NU (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), some folks can't believe it: Chris Fowler, Sally Jenkins, Terry Frei, Chris Dufresne, Bill Plaschke, Dave Hyde, Blair Kerkhoff, Mike Bianchi, Dave Krieger, Gil LeBreton, Mark Blaudschun, Kevin Sherrington, Tom Deinhart, Neill Woelk. But not everyone is outraged: John Donovan, Mike Lopresti, Mike Griffith, Frank Solich.
Coaches Barnett & Solich comment.
NU picks up fractional BCS points as TCU beats Southern Miss.
From ESPN.com, arguments on behalf of Nebraska, Colorado and others. Also, FSN's John Fricke and ESPN's Ron Gilmore make a case for NU.
Voters say anti-Nebraska subterfuge must not be tolerated in the AP poll.
Richard Billingsley defends his ratings.
LSU-Tennessee isn't the only remaining game with BCS implications.
Frank Solich, Bill Byrne and the players serve up a rebuttal to the noisy no-Roses-for-NU crowd: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
With NU at No. 3 in the BCS rankings, things could come up Roses if Tennessee should stumble.