Originally Posted by dkgojackets
I don't think there's really much doubt though over who's elite and who isn't when the bcs bowls start except for the first time they made it. They or tcu/utah even are almost always better than the big east team gets a spot.
Meh I don't buy this. Teams get by on their brand name way too often in college ball and in the large picture Boise hasn't been succeeding for as long as some teams like Texas or Alabama that are just going to have a constant supply of great recruits. As such, I don't know how we can just implicitly trust them based on the fact that they have shown well in some of their big games.
In any case, the slate should be clean every year and past years shouldn't really be taken into account. All the more reason that preseason polls are a racket.