I know there’s a better chance that a meteor will strike Sanford Stadium before the Tech game than that this scenario would play out, but this is crazy talk nonetheless:
Bowl Championship Series commissioners recently had to mediate a conflict in their own rule book that could affect USC’s bowl plans.
BCS rules stipulate that no more than two schools from one conference can receive BCS bowl bids, yet rules also state that conference champions must receive an automatic bid and that No. 1 and No. 2 in the BCS standings must meet in the title game.
There is a remote chance this year that Missouri could win the Big 12 title and two one-loss schools from the Big 12 South could end up No. 1 and No. 2 in the BCS standings.
So what gives?
“There would be three [Big 12] teams in that case,” BCS spokesman Bill Hancock confirmed Wednesday.
Three teams from one conference in the BCS? My friends, that is seriously twisted and I suspect would do more to guarantee the creation of a college football playoff format than anything else could. Think Auburn 2004 on steroids.
On the other hand, it would make for one helluva Holiday Bowl.