If Las Vegas called the shots, the third- and fourth-best teams in the land would not be playing in the scam known as the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Oddsmakers say Ohio State and Louisiana State — a combined 2-2 in their last four games — don't deserve to be anywhere near New Orleans.
"It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen this year," MGM Mirage sportsbook director Robert Walker told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We won't know who the best team in the country is, and we certainly won't know after Ohio State and LSU play.
"If [the Tigers] beat Ohio State, there's no way you can say they're the best team in the country, not with a straight face."
Oddsmakers say the teams that deserve a title shot are USC and Oklahoma. Walker would make the Trojans a 1.5-point favorite over the Sooners.
"I still think USC would be favored over any team on a neutral field," he said.