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This BCS mess lies at the feet of the Big 12

Originally Published: November 30, 2008
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Let us pause while BCS proponents try to clear their throats and their logic.

The BCS proponents insist their system is the best because Every Game Matters. Their system is the one that declared Oklahoma, and not Texas or Texas Tech, the Big 12 South champion. Their computers boosted the Sooners over the Longhorns in the most recent standings. Every Game Matters, but the games at the end of the season do matter more.

The human element of the BCS formula actually shifted toward ...

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