Forget about the BCS Championship game and Oklahoma vs. Florida. OK, you can play the game, but it shouldn't have any bearing on deciding the national championship. Utah has already won it, fair and square. Let's look at the evidence. Utah soundly defeated in the Sugar Bowl an Alabama team that was ranked No. 1 for five weeks this season. True, Alabama was the most overrated team in the country next to Texas Tech, but then Utah is the most underrated, so there you have it. What's more, Utah is the only team in the country -- the only one -- to finish the season undefeated.
Now, I know what you're going to say -- that Utah is a mid-major, that it comes from a secondary conference. Who says so? The folks at the BCS, that's who, and since no one is allowed to have an independent thought anymore in college football, everyone is being led around like mindless sheep by the herding dogs of the BCS. That means none of the sports writers who vote in the polls, none of the coaches, none of the so-called experts will have the courage to do what's right and that is vote Utah No. 1. No, they'll do what the BCS bullies have instructed them to do, select the winner of the Oklahoma vs. Florida game, a contest between two teams that could not accomplish what Utah has -- finish the season with a perfect record.
OK, so I'm a college football purist. I detest the BCS and everything it stands for. It has rigged the game so that teams like Utah will never be permitted to win a national championship and that's not right -- to eliminate a whole host of teams just because they don't play in the "right" conference. Hell, I will take Utah and the Mountain West Conference over the Big East and the Atlantic Coast conferences. Hey, the Pac 10 Conference was undefeated in bowl games this year, going 5-0, yet the Mountain West Conference had a winning record against the Pac 10 this season. Does anyone remember TCU 31- Stanford 14, BYU 59-UCLA 0, New Mexico 36-Arizona 28, UNLV 23-Arizona State 20, Utah 31-Oregon State (the only team to defeat Southern Cal this year) 28? Don't try to tell me that Utah plays in an inferior conference.
Yes, I'm a college football purist which means I detest the thought of a college football playoff because it would only serve to drag the sport deeper into the pit that the BCS has brought the game to the brink of.
Back in 1984, when national football championships were decided the way they should be, BYU won the title because it was the only undefeated team in the country. And the Cougars couldn't even go to a major bowl game -- the conference champion back then was obligated to play in the Holiday Bowl, then considered a "minor" bowl, where it defeated Michigan 24-17. But this year Utah went the Sugar Bowl, one of the "BCS Bowls," and trounced Alabama. The Utes have done everything BYU did 14 years ago and more. They deserve the title.
Of course it won't happen. There's not enough "voters" willing to stand up and do the right thing. So they'll play a couple of meaningless bowl games later this week and all the little sheep will line up and proclaim either Florida or Oklahoma the national champions. Perhaps enough sportswriters voting in the AP poll will do the right thing, but I kind of doubt it. They've been brainwashed so badly that they are the ones leading the cheers for a playoff system.
But there will be some of us out there who will know the truth. Utah truly is this year's FBS National Champion.