Oh, and OSU is 0-8 in bowl games against SEC teams. What's worse: the Big Ten and SEC had multiple bowl tie-ins (i.e. #3 SEC v. #3 Big 10+1 or #4 v. #4), leading OSU to play an SEC team six times in 11 games from 1990-2002, and losing each. Yeesh.
The sickening thing this year is that USC is probably the best team, just like in 2003 when it got screwed by the moronic computers running the BCS polls that chose Oklahoma (lost 35-7 in Big 12 conference title game!) -- nearly the same computers that chose FSU to play Oklahoma in 2000 even though Miami was 10-1 too and had whupped FSU.
You get it yet? The system is broken. Too much TV money ensures that it won't be fixed any time soon.
N.B. -- a small update from after the WVU rout of Oklahoma. I forgot WVU was thisclose to playing OSU for the national title but lost its position with that ridiculous bonk against Pitt. OU should be mortified by allowing > 350 rushing yards in a game for which it had four weeks to prepare.