In his latest installment examining the 10 years of the Bowl Championship Series, the BCS Guru takes us back to 2001 and the series of events that exposed the system for what it is: a fraud.
How else can you explain Nebraska, a 62-36 loser in its season finale at Colorado, earning a bid to the BCS title game? Heck, the Cornhuskers didn't even win the Big 12 North, yet found themselves playing Miami in title game in Pasadena, where they were drilled by the Hurricanes, 34-14.
The BCS' answer to all of this, of course, was to keep tweaking the system, notably throwing out the impact of margin of victory in computer rankings. So Nebraska's 26-point loss at Boulder looked more like a one-point loss to the computers, even though human eyes knew otherwise.