Rockerbraves Posted December 12, 2006 Share Posted December 12, 2006 (edited) 2007 Rose Bowl does have NC ramifications. Yeah I know neither Michigan or USC will win this season's BCS NC, however the winner of this game will likely be favored to win it all next season. From what I'm hearing, many so called college football experts are now predicting the winner of this year's Rose Bowl to be next year's #1 ranked preseason team. You might say, so what? Well, all you have to do is ask any Oklahoma or Auburn fan just how important a team's preseason rank is in regard to playing for a BCS NC. Ask a Sooner fan and he should tell you how his team's season long #1 ranking enabled his Sooners to play in the 2003 NC game despite losing the Big 12 Conference Championship game. Ask any Auburn fan and he should tell you just how hard it is to overcome a not so good preseason ranking. As evidence he'll remind you that his War Eagles went undefeated yet still missed out on playing in the 2004 BCS NC. The point is that bowl games are no longer just a reward for a great season. They have now become an important part of determining team rankings going into next season. And as we all know, rank does have it's advantages. So don't think your team's bowl game doesn't matter unless you have really low expectations for next season. Edited December 12, 2006 by Rockerbraves Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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