So I guess it is Ohio State versus Florida for the national championship. Florida leapt over Michigan in the BCS rankings and the Wolverines are fated to meet USC in the Rose Bowl (my money is on Michigan).
I still think Michigan (11-1, second place in Big 10) are a better team than Florida (12-1, SEC champions) and could beat the Buckeyes on neutral territory. I can hear it now … Florida won their conference but Michigan didn’t, so the Gators deserve to go to the big one. Yeah, but look at who Michigan lost to (and by only three points at that). Obviously winning a conference shouldn’t be the test of who gets to the championship game.
I, for one, would have loved to spend January 8th with a rematch of the last Ohio v Michigan game, and I know many other football fans feel the same way. Instead, I predict we’ll see the Buckeyes stomp on the Gators.
As Gene Wojciechowski notes, Michigan
was 11-1 on Nov. 18. It was 11-1 on Dec. 3. But between then and now the Wolverines apparently became the cellulite queens and somehow lost the swimsuit portion of this ridiculous BCS beauty pageant.
Michigan didn’t do a thing wrong. And yet [Lloyd] Carr was the one who had to console his team Sunday night.
But that is immaterial now.