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12-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Brad Tolliver
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Originally Posted by DaaaaB's View Post
Kind of agree but those teams won major conferences and automatic bids therefore they had to be included. Plus, both those teams would roll over NIU. But yeah I'm not a fan of the Big East getting an automatic bid. That being said, any team that wins the Big East played a much tougher schedule than a non-major conference team did.
Big East teams basically play a mid-major schedule, plus:

Kent State 35, Rutgers 23.
Toledo 29, Cincinnati 23.

Two Big East co-champs, beaten by MAC teams that didn't win the conference.

Originally Posted by DaaaaB's View Post
I don't get this attitude at all. Punishing teams because they actually played good teams instead of a bunch of pushovers is completely wrong imo. OU lost two games this year and they were to two top 5 teams. NIU loses to a garbage team and only beats 3 teams that even have a winning record yet they get in a BCS bowl. That makes no sense at all.

Nothing you said there changes the fact that they lost to the worst Iowa team I've ever seen. Iowa was just flat out bad this year and no BCS bowl team should've lost to that team whether it was the first game of the year or not.
Louisville lost at home to an awful UConn team and got blown out by Syracuse.

By all means, keep coming up with imaginary reasons why the Big East is a major conference deserving of an automatic bid and NIU wasn't.

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