Boise State deserves BCS invitation

Should the Boise State Broncos football team be a Bowl Championship Series contender even though they don’t belong to a BCS conference? I think they should.

Boise State is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies 33-30 on Sept. 6, at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. The Broncos currently hold a 15-game win streak dating back to last year.

They play in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), which is one of the weakest conferences in Division 1-A football, and have a cake-walk through conference play. Other than bowl games, the only time the Broncos get to play a major football powerhouse is the first two weeks of the regular season, though they are more than competitive enough to play a major school Boise State often struggles to get Big Ten and Big 12 teams to schedule them. There’s time in their schedule for games with BCS teams. The Broncos didn’t open conference play until this week when Boise State defeated the Wyoming Cowboys 51-6.

It’s pretty clear that if the Broncos want to have a chance to make it to the BCS Championship game at all, they can’t a lose a single game, one team left on their schedule who is currently ranked in the top 25. That is the 24-ranked Oregon State Beavers.

Despite all these factors, I still think if the Broncos go undefeated, they should definitely get into the BCS National Championship game.

Last year the Broncos were overlooked by the media, computers and the voters. Boise State finished the regular season 13-0 and ranked only fourth. The Broncos then defeated Texas Christian University 17-10 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Boise State is legit, and in my mind, the second best team in the nation, right behind the Alabama Crimson Tide. Let’s give them the chance to prove it.

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