In a recent article, I wrote that Boise State and TCU don’t deserve a preseason top-five ranking. The reason for this was simple: They need to earn what they get.
Well, it’s a two-way street.
Like non-BCS teams, teams in BCS conferences have an obligation to earn whatever ranking they achieve. Yes, that means you too, Big East.
Everybody knows the strengths of the Big East. It puts nearly half of the conference in the NCAA basketball tournament every year.
They’re kind of like the SEC of basketball.
As of late, it’s not the SEC of football. It’s not the Big Ten, Big 12, or Pac-10 either. It could compete with the ACC until 2005 when Miami, Virginia Tech, and Boston College jumped ship. It’s leading the way on the hardwood, but pulling up the rear on the gridiron.