But thanks to a Big Ten conference schedule that scares no one, Penn State is almost a virtual lock to end up 11-0. Meanwhile, the best teams from the best conferences like the SEC and the Big 12 will likely beat each other up and eliminate four or five teams that are probably superior to Penn State, or anyone else from the Big Ten.
So even though I can think of no fewer than 10 teams from the SEC, Big 12 or Pac-10 that would be more deserving (Texas Tech, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, LSU, Georgia and even Missouri), they will be penalized for being in a far superior conference.
But this is how it’s going to play out, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Another Big Ten team will have its name spit out of the computer, and it will be invited to the BCS Championship Game. And barring some hacker’s ability to create a anti-Big Ten virus for the BCS computer, Penn State will go to that national championship game with all sorts of highfalutin’ dreams, but stagger away looking like a carcass that was dipped in beef gravy and tossed into a pit bull’s den.