Packing Up the Grill: Week 13

We’ve just got championship weekend left to the regular season, and then we’ll be going bowling! Week 13 was unlucky to the biggest little BCS Buster on the block, as Boise State headed to the Reno and fell to the Wolf Pack in overtime to end their undefeated dreams. The door is now open for TCU to reach its second straight BCS berth without real contest, and wins will put Auburn and Oregon into the title game. Stanford was the other... Read More

BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 13

All the Broncos can do now is weep their way back to Boise from the Biggest Little City in the World. Just like all their fellow preseason BCS Buster hopefuls, a loss has brought Chris Petersen’s team back to earth. We now know, with one weekend remaining in the regular season, that only TCU remains in the hunt for the lucrative non-AQ spot in the Rose Bowl. And should Oregon or Auburn falter in their final showdowns next weekend, in the Civil War... Read More

BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 4

And then there were four. We came into the fourth weekend of the 2010 season with just six teams harboring realistic hopes of busting through the BCS hoops and reaching one of the big bowl games. Only one team east of the Mississippi still held dreams of becoming the first squad from outside the MWC/WAC non-AQ hegemon to earn a lucrative BCS berth. But after two of those squads, including the lone MAC wolf (er, Owl), dropped heartbreakers on the road... Read More

BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 3

After three weeks we’re already down to just a half-dozen non-AQ schools with a real shot at taking down the establishment and busting their way into the BCS. The predominance of teams from the WAC and Mountain West — especially the latter, given that all three of the WAC teams listed in this week’s Power Rankings are moving to the MWC — testifies to the real depth of football talent out west. Two more of their schools also... Read More

BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 2

So what is a big-time BCS Buster to do when the big non-conference win they thought they’d notched on the road is exposed as something south of truly impressive? That’s the dilemma now facing Boise State, who watched in disbelief as FCS power James Madison went into Blacksburg and upset Virginia Tech. Despite having a bye week, Boise State remained in the public eye — but not for any reasons they would’ve desired. The VT loss... Read More

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