This time it’s over at SI.com, which this afternoon put up The Ultimate Playoff to promote the proposed playoff format for college football that SI published in last week’s print edition.*
Here’s how it works:
Teams were seeded according to their final BCS ranking, with the six conference champions and the next two highest-ranked teams receiving bids. A maximum of two teams per conference were allowed. Your vote determines the winner of each round. Check back each day and vote. The champion will be revealed on Friday.So, given the “final” BCS rankings, No. 5 USC is set against No. 4 LSU. Here’s SI.com’s take on the match up:
No. 4 LSU vs. No. 5 USC: The most explosive athletes in the West meet their Southern counterparts. USC has struggled to consistently run the ball all season, and it doesn't seem like the Trojans will fare any better against LSU, the nation's No. 2 overall defense. USC will rely on John David Booty, a Shreveport, La. native whose two older brothers played for LSU. The Tigers will also need a solid performance from their signal-caller, junior JaMarcus Russell. Naturally talented, Russell must stay away from the mental mistakes that have plagued him his entire career. The Trojans can be beat through the air, but USC safeties Taylor Mays and Kevin Ellison must be respected. In an evenly matched game featuring a number of freakish burners, watch for the smallest guy on the field -- LSU's Trindon Holliday, who is 5-foot-5, 159 pounds of pure speed -- to make an impact returning kicks.Perpetuators of the southern inferiority complex, like that obsessed freak at LSUoverUSC must be drooling … and he must be voting every five seconds, because as of this writing, LSU leads USC by 20% of the vote.
Come on, Trojans! We can still win
Fight On … and VOTE!
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east coast bias
UPDATE: The Trojan Family is coming through. As of 9:24 eastern time, USC is only 4 percentage points down with 82,112 votes in. "LSUoverUSC" must be freaking out! LOL.
UPDATE: The first round results are out now (12/13/06), and all four top-seeds advanced, meaning that "LSUoverUSC" can enjoy a mythical win over the Trojans in his mind, while we retain claim to our 2003 national title and No. 1 ranking in both pertinent polls after the '03 regular season. LSU received 66,228 votes (54%) to USC's 56,890. So, obviously, SI's idea for a playoff sucks!