In a way, the new Bowl Championship Series formula is like a junior high school class election. Everyone knows who is going to win before a ballot is cast.
At least that is how Wisconsin and Auburn see it. They are playing the role of the student candidates with the pocket protectors and taped-up glasses. They are undefeated, have stout defenses and have realistic chances to win the rest of their games - and they still may not play in the Orange Bowl for the national title.
November 8, 2004
NYT sportswriter Pete Thamel has this to say:
Posted by Ann Althouse at 7:29 AM