How likely is it that TA&M jumps LSU for a BCS spot?
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How likely is it that TA&M jumps LSU for a BCS spot?
Posted by wesman21 on 11/12 at 11:53 am
Is this really going to happen? I know both teams will win out and we will stay ahead of them, but would the selection committee choose them over us?

Someone please prove that statement wrong.



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Posted by LSUgators on 11/12 at 11:54 am to wesman21
Other thread.


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Posted by navy on 11/12 at 11:55 am to wesman21
Nope, not if both win out.

BCS will take the "bigger name" and head-to-head winner.

LSU legitimately a "big boy" now.



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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 11/12 at 11:55 am to wesman21
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Someone please prove that statement wrong.


we won't know til it happens one way or the other. Its up to the bowls and who is in the BCS CG. But it's possible.



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Posted by JPLSU1981 on 11/12 at 11:56 am to wesman21
It's possible, but more likely fiesta takes LSU. Odds are on our side, albeit by a whisker.

-higher ranked
-won head to head
-more "premier" matchup
-SEC might politely recommend something to make everyone happy (LSU-Fiesta, A&M-Texas Cotton)

If we end up in top4, discussion is moot because we are automatic


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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 11/12 at 11:58 am to navy
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BCS will take the "bigger name" and head-to-head winner.




The "BCS" doesn't take anyone. The Fiesta or Rose Bowls do and they care about selling tickets and TV ratings not who beat who or taking #5 over #7 or whatever.



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Posted by JPLSU1981 on 11/12 at 12:00 pm to H-Town Tiger
I'm with you that it could go either way, and there is definitely no "guarantee" that Fiesta takes LSU over A&M, but IMO the odds of Fiesta going with LSU are a tad higher than the Fiesta going with A&M.

LSU definitely has a few variables that give LSU a slight edge in this discussion IMO.



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Posted by navy on 11/12 at 12:00 pm to H-Town Tiger
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The "BCS" doesn't take anyone.



I meant "BCS bowls", my bad ... and the rest of your post backs up what I said.



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Posted by vl100butch on 11/12 at 12:01 pm to H-Town Tiger
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The "BCS" doesn't take anyone. The Fiesta or Rose Bowls do and they care about selling tickets and TV ratings not who beat who or taking #5 over #7 or whatever.


then it's pretty sure an LSU pick....i guarantee the Rose Bowl remembers 45,000 requests for tickets back in 2006....

plus LSU has a reputation for fans spending money when they get to their destination



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Posted by JPLSU1981 on 11/12 at 12:03 pm to vl100butch
The Rose Bowl seems very unlikely unless Fiesta changes course and takes Notre Dame over OU to replace Kansas State.

If Fiesta takes OU as Edwards said his sources are saying they will do, then the Rose is without question going to take Notre Dame.

The big question is will Fiesta take A&M or LSU to face OU. And it is certainly up for discussion, but IMO LSU will get the nod when all is said and done.


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Posted by Baloo on 11/12 at 12:05 pm to vl100butch
Also, never forget the gigantic stick up the arse of the Rose Bowl. They really do view themselves as the gatekeepers of the most hallowed grounds in college football. They are not going to give a bid to some upstart like A&M, having one good year, over LSU, who has sustained excellence for over a decade.

LSU's biggest worry is not A&M, it is Florida. We need to root real hard for FSU.



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Posted by sunnydaze on 11/12 at 12:07 pm to H-Town Tiger
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they care about selling tickets and TV ratings not who beat who or taking #5 over #7 or whatever.





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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 11/12 at 12:07 pm to vl100butch
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and the rest of your post backs up what I said.


Texas has 4 times the population as La. LSU does not have as much national appeal as you think. Not to say we have none, but outside of ND, national appeal is marginal. A&M fans are very excited and there are a lot of them. They would travel to a BCS bowl and watch on TV.

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then it's pretty sure an LSU pick....i guarantee the Rose Bowl remembers 45,000 requests for tickets back in 2006....

plus LSU has a reputation for fans spending money when they get to their destination


Depends on who winds up #1. The bowl that loses the #1 team picks first and will take Notre Dame if ND is not in the BCS CG. If Oregon wins out that probably are the #1 team and the Rose Bowl will take them. If they are gone, then I think we have a good shot. But just because A&M hasn't been very food lately doesn't meant their fans won't go to a BCS bowl.



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Posted by JPLSU1981 on 11/12 at 12:10 pm to H-Town Tiger
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The bowl that loses the #1 team picks first and will take Notre Dame



Brad Edwards said his Fiesta Bowl sources say that they will not do this. Supposedly, they will remain true to their Big12 ties and replace KState with Oklahoma.



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Posted by AngryBeavers on 11/12 at 12:10 pm to wesman21
A&M loses to Sam Houston State this week. Book it.


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Posted by Ghostfacedistiller on 11/12 at 12:10 pm to wesman21
There is no way to know either way.




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Posted by JPLSU1981 on 11/12 at 12:11 pm to Baloo
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We need to root real hard for FSU.


No question. LSU and A&M's BCS hopes die IMO if Florida beats FSU.

1-loss Florida is going to the BCS along with the SECCG winner.

The only thing that could potentially bump LSU down to CFA/Gator is Florida beating Florida State.


Only 2 things are absolutely necessary to get LSU into the BCS discussion:
-LSU wins out
-FSU beats Florida


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Posted by OneMoreTime on 11/12 at 12:12 pm to JPLSU1981
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Brad Edwards said his Fiesta Bowl sources say that they will not do this. Supposedly, they will remain true to their Big12 ties and replace KState with Oklahoma.
Would be pretty stupid of them to do this, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.



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Posted by LSU316 on 11/12 at 12:12 pm to H-Town Tiger
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LSU does not have as much national appeal as you think.


A helluva lot more than Texas A&M I'd imagine.



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Posted by dgnx6 on 11/12 at 12:13 pm to wesman21
Who do they have left? Mizzou and?


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