Despite all of the arguing, debating, campaigning on each side, in the end I don't really feel like we got screwed. My worst fear was that OU would pull out the human votes for finishing with a stronger schedule and being the hotter team. The fact that the unbiased computers pushed us back is much easier to take. Ultimately OU got lucky with Cincy and TCU's records (which offset the unlucky draw of Washington). I truly hope this makes us tweak our out-of conference philosophy.
Even though it didn't favor us, I still think that that Big 12's 3-way tie breaker is better FOR THE CONFERENCE than those of the SEC, ACC, etc. It may not be viewed as fair, by the 2 teams that get left out, but it give the conference the best chance of having a participant in the BCS championship game.
Having said all of that, and after all we've done this year, it is amazing how many small things had to happen for us to be in this position. What if any of these happen:
-Davis calls a better play on our first play against Tech
-Shipley doesn't drop that long pass against Tech
-Any number of our receivers don't get a case of the drops against Tech.
-We run the playclock down on our last drive against Tech.
-Gideon doesn't drop it
-Curtis or Earl push Crabtree out of bounds, or better yet tackle him in bounds.
-Nebraska stops tech on 4th and 20 from Tech's 30.
-Nebraska doesn't hit a 57 yard field goal to beat Colorado.
-Chase Daniel actually completes a 4th quarter comeback (o-fer in his career).
-Missouri DB's decide that letting receivers behind them is bad.
-OSU's DB's decide to cover anyone.
-Art Briles puts his team on his best player's back when it counts.
-Baylor's defense doesn't jump offsides negating big turnovers - TWICE.
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