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Should Alabama be ineligible for the coaches poll, hence out of BCS Championship?


From reader Steve via e-mail, rock solid research and based in fact, but I fear this will likely go the way of the “Barack Obama was not born in the USA so he cannot be President” campaign. But let’s see if we can break down this BC-Mess, shall we? Please forward to your favorite blogs, websites and writers:

It appears that either the USA Today Coaches poll members must re-vote in order to recalculate the final BCS standings, OR The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. should move up the University Cincinnati’s football team to play the University of Texas football team in the BCS Championship game.

At the bottom of the AFCA page with the Coaches Votes it specifically states:

“The AFCA prohibits coaches from voting for schools on major NCAA probation.”
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/usatpoll.htm

And I think it is very clear they are on “major” probation due to a textbook scandal.
http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/061109aaa.html

Even though they appealed, the infractions are not set aside per below NCAA Bylaw:

32.10.2 – Determinations of fact and violations arrived at by the Committee on Infractions shall not be set aside on appeal.
http://www.ncaapublications.com/Uploads/PDF/2007-08_d1_manual8716ea01-9388-4d68-bb93-2b6ff5ba2e36.pdf

Based on these circumstances, the University of Alabama football team is required receive 0 (zero) points from the USA Today Coaches poll, giving them a recalculated BCS average of 0.6656, thus moving them down to number 8 on the BCS final standings:

http://msn.foxsports.com/id/10485922_37_1.pdf

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13 comments on “Should Alabama be ineligible for the coaches poll, hence out of BCS Championship?

  1. This only applies if a postseason ban was in place or if the team is ineligible for postseason play. “Rock solid research”? Hardly.

  2. Actually, the coaches ban on voting for a team only applies if that team is banned from post season bowls.

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  5. if onlyyy that was “major” probation……..which its not.

  6. Oklahoma was on probation last year.

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  12. “Please forward to your favorite blogs, websites and writers”
    You could forward it to whomever you want. Fact is, Alabama is not considered to be on “major” probation. Understand that we aren’t talking about a USC type situation (which still puzzles me why they aren’t vacating wins or suffering from probation). Oklahoma went to the national championship game last year and they are on probation as well. I know I would make fun of anybody that emailed this crap to me, or if I read it in a blog somewhere. Just saying. Unfortunately, some people are crazy enough to post things without first checking the integrity of the information. LOL @ anyone foolish enough to by into this non-sense.

  13. Thanks TideFan for your response. You bring up the same great questions about other programs that we brought up about the one you have adopted as a fan. WTH is a major probation anyway??? The post possesses integrity, it simply poses the question.

    USC had Reggie Bush living in a mansion, Joe McKnight is rolling in a late-model Rover and we are to believe the ship is running just fine. Oklahoma, while I dislike the Sooners, in my opinion have the most minor fouls of the three programs in this scenario.

    It is obvious the only program without integrity is the NCAA.

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