Monday, November 16, 2009
The latest BCS rankings are out and low and behold, Penn State is at #14, which is the cut-off point for BCS at-large teams for the BCS bowls (championship, Fiesta, Sugar, Rose, and Orange). Ohio State clinched the Big Ten's automatic BCS bid with their win over Iowa this weekend so if Penn State is to play in a BCS game they will need to be selected as an at-large.
I went into more detail and my own personal breakdown of how Penn State can realistically be picked this morning on Examiner, so please feel free to read through that and let me know what you think. In addition I explored the out-of-this-world scenario of how Penn State can play for the BCS Championship in January over on Nittany White Out. That post will also be reprinted tomorrow on Examiner.
With Penn State having lost in ugly fashion to both Ohio State AND Iowa, I personally do not feel the Nittany Lions have earned the opportunity to represent the Big Ten in one of the biggest bowl games.
But I would love to see them take on Boise State or TCU.