The BCS got lucky. Score one for mankind. When it was all said and done on Sunday night, the national championship game was decided by the voters. What a novelty. Those pesky computer polls found a way to deadlock Michigan and Florida and defer to real live breathing humans to decide who plays for the national championship. The polls made the final choice.
The BCS is still a joke. Using polls to determine who plays for the national championship is still really dumb. But fortunately, the two most deserving teams are headed to Glendale, Arizona to play for all the marbles.
Anyone who's a proponent of a playoff couldn't possibly support Michigan's effort for a rematch. They lost to Ohio State in the last round. It's time for the next one and Florida deserves to be there. Are the Gators dominating? No. Could they have stayed on the field with Auburn's 2004 team? No chance.
But in 2006, in a year when there may be no dominant team in the country (including Ohio State), Florida did what it took to play for the national championship.
Any way you compare them, Florida deserves a chance more than Michigan. I've never understood why Michigan only dropped one spot after losing to Ohio State. Close but no cigar still means something in America. When you lose, you drop - or so we thought.
Don't be surprised to see Florida win on January 8th. There's still a lot to learn about Ohio State. When you look at their schedule, they've really on played two games. They knocked off an overrated Texas team with a new quarterback early in the season and then beat Michigan to close it.
Outside of those two games, they really haven't proved a lot. Don't get me wrong. They deserve to be number one. And they are without question very talented. But let's not crown them champs just yet.
Florida will be more than just token opposition.