The BCS seemed to flirt with near misses this weekend. TCU barely scraped by San Diego State. Penn State had Ohio State figured out (and then lost it). Auburn seemed vulnerable against Georgia. Oregon looked bad against Cal. But in the end, there was to be no big shakeup. Some weeks are like that. So we just move on. Remember the Rules:
- The best teams don't always go to the best games. In the end, butts in the seat and eyes to the television are the biggest factors.
- The order of BCS selection is 1) Replacement for #1 Team; 2) Replacement for #2 Team; 3) Sugar Bowl; 4) Orange Bowl; 5) Fiesta Bowl.
- If a Big Ten or Pac-10 team qualifies for the BCS Championship Game, the Rose Bowl will be required to take a non-automatic qualifier. This will only be required of the Rose Bowl the first time it occurs over the next four years.
- The Gator Bowl picks its Big Ten team ahead of the Insight Bowl this year. It will rotate the other way next year.
Got it? Good. Let's get on to the projections.