National Championship: (1) Oregon v. (2) Auburn
Rose Bowl: (9) Wisconsin v. At-Large/Big East
Fiesta Bowl: (7) Nebraska v. At-Large/Big East
Orange Bowl: (22) Virginia Tech v. At-Large/ Big East
Sugar Bowl: At-Large/ Big East v. At-Large/ Big East
Pittsburgh would receive the Big East bid, with their 5-3 record (they are unranked)
(4) Boise State and (3) TCU would each receive Automatic bids for being the 3rd and 4th ranked teams.
The last 2 spots would go to Either Utah, Oklahoma, or Alabama.
Now I acknowledge that the Big East is normally a pretty good conference, and even on a bad year is much better than the Mid-American Conference or the Western Athletic Conference, and maybe better as a whole than the Moutain West Conference. But this year it appears that no one really wants to win the conference. Right now the BCS bid would go to Pitt, so lets look at Pittsburgh's Wins. They have not beaten a single ranked team. They've beaten New Hampshire (FCS team), Florida International (2-5), Syracuse (6-2), Rutgers (4-4), and Louisville (4-4). Now Pitt has lost to Miami (5-3) who was ranked at the time, but is no longer ranked, by a score of 31-3. Utah (8-0) beat Pitt 27-24 in Overtime and Pitt also lost to Notre Dame (4-5) 23-17. Now Pitt has 0 ranked opponents left their schedule and only 2 of the teams are over .500. They have played only 1 team while they were ranked (Miami) and only 1 opponent on their schedule is currently ranked (Utah), and the loss to Miami wasn't even close. Even if Pitt wins out, the best I see them ending up is maybe 20th overall and they, assuming they win out, will be going to a BCS game. Does Pitt look like a championship team to you? I say no.
The A.C.C. is another conference that no one really wants to win. Virginia Tech (6-2), I will say has looked very good in conference play (5-0). The Hokies have only 1 win vs. a ranked opponent though (N.C. State). The combined opponent record vs. teams they've beat is 25-34. The Hokies had a "Quality loss" to Boise State on week 1 only losing to the #3 team in the country by 3. But week 2, the Hokies turned around and lost to James Madison University, who is a FCS team, at home... That's embarrassing. I know the FCS teams get "up" for playing big teams, but if you are a championship team... you don't lose to teams that aren't even in the bowl subdivision.
Those 2 teams are the "best" teams that could fill those spots, and to be honest, regardless of who those 2 teams get matched up with, its probably going to be a bloodbath. The best we as sports fans we can hope for is that they play each other in a bowl that no one will watch. Meanwhile, 1 of the 3 following would be stuck on the outside looking in, Utah, Alabama and Oklahoma.
(5) Utah is sitting at an undefeated 8-0. They have beaten Pitt, who was ranked at the time in week 1. They also beat Air Force who spent a couple weeks in the top 25. Utah has a game vs. (3) TCU this week and then 3 very winnable games that include Notre Dame, San Diego State and Brigham Young. Those 3 teams are decent. The Utah v. TCU game will kick one team out of the BCS, and sadly that team is probably going to be Utah. Utah is a good team and is much more deserving of a BCS spot than either Pitt or Va. Tech
(6) Alabama started the year ranked #1 in the nation and held that spot for 5 weeks. Bama has beat 3 top 25 teams (2 of which were in the top 10) and has only 1 loss, to a ranked opponent. Bama has 3 more games vs. ranked opponents remaining including one against #2 Auburn. Alabama is probably the most talented team in the country and denying them a BCS spot would be a travesty, a sham and a mockery of any sort of championship, even if they lose to Auburn.
(8) Oklahoma is a quality, BCS worthy team every year. Oklahoma is sitting on 1 loss right now, with that loss coming against ranked (11) Mizzou. Oklahoma held the number 1 spot for a week prior to the loss to Mizzou. Oklahoma has wins against Florida State, Texas and Air Force, all of which have been ranked for at least a portion of the season. Oklahoma has 4 difficult games left, Texas AM, Texas Tech, (21) Baylor and (17) Oklahoma State, and 3 of those 4 games are left on the road including both of the games against ranked opponents. If Oklahoma wins out, they, like Alabama deserve to be in the BCS, but they have a good shot of being a victim to a flawed system, because Alabama/Auburn is going to be ahead of them in them in the polls.
Now we all know that the BCS sucks to begin with but, the Big 6 rule is just as, if not more, irritating. Not only are some of the best teams not being given a fair shot at the title, Boise State, TCU, and Utah, but unqualified teams, Pitt and Va. Tech (at this moment) are being let in.
Can I get another push for a playoff please...