BCS Buster Special: NIU Miami-Bound in Final 2012 Rankings

Dave Doeren has already run off to NC State, but he left behind the opportunity of a lifetime as his former Huskies begin preparing for an Orange Bowl showdown versus Florida State...

It’s the question on everybody’s mind after the final BCS rankings came out on Sunday night: How could a school that was completely off the radar two weeks ago now be among the top 15 teams in the nation? How did a one-loss MAC school earn its way into the BCS? As the numbers came … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 13 Rankings

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Normally, by this point of the season, this has become purely a Power Ranking of the non-AQ teams. Either a team has established itself as a BCS Buster, or they have not… 2012 wasn’t destined to be like the others. With a playoff lingering just two years down the road — and the stipulation that … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 12 Rankings

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It wasn’t just the championship dreams of BCS leaders Kansas State and Oregon that died this weekend. Barring even more chaos, we’ve officially come to a purely academic point in the BCS Buster Power Rankings in 2012. Utah State went to Ruston and ended the BCS Buster dreams that would have given a dying conference … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 11 Rankings

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If the WAC wants to write a fairy-tale ending in its final year of existence, it must avoid cannibalizing itself. Statement games in the next two weeks will decide the conference crown one last time, and they could also decide the fate of the last standing non-AQ hope for a BCS berth. Other teams and … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 10 Rankings

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We are left to wonder what might have been after a wild first weekend of November left the hopes of BCS Busters reeling. The most legitimate candidate of 2012 (according to the polls) suffered its usual midseason conference swoon, while the best candidate (according to their resume) is left to hope for further shakedowns in … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 9 Rankings

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When Ohio lost to the RedHawks on Saturday, it eliminated the last undefeated non-AQ team from the discussion. Usually that would mean we’ve reached the academic part of the season for the BCS Buster Power Rankings, where all we have to do is decipher which teams are better relative to one another and would have … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 8 Rankings

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The only remaining undefeated team among the non-AQ conferences had no chance of blemishing its record this weekend, as the Bobcats enjoyed their bye week sporting a 7-0 record. Ohio entered the first BCS standings of the season at #27, ranked one spot ahead of Big Ten leader Michigan. Could the Bobcats bust the BCS? … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 7 Rankings

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Life interfered with my ability to get out the BCS Buster Power Rankings last week, so we’ll have to go into some extra depth. As the first compilation of BCS standings is officially released this Sunday, it seems a proper time to assess just where the teams in the hunt might legitimately lie. We saw … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 5 Rankings

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One team just keeps extending its lead on the BCS Buster pack as teams jockey for position in the hunt for a big-game berth. Once again that team didn’t even receive the most votes from the polls among non-AQ schools. Once again it can’t even get love from the computers, ceding ground on that front … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 4 Rankings

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Two teams are still alive to be this year’s Cinderella, undefeated and harboring hopes of crashing the party, but neither is even the best-placed non-AQ team in the projected BCS rankings. That honor goes to Boise State, who despite losing their season opener at Michigan State and struggling to a 7-6 victory over BYU is … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 3 Rankings

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At the quarter pole of the 2012 regular season, just two contenders remain* in the hunt to nab an elusive and prestigious place in BCS Buster history. After a weekend of massive attrition, the field was winnowed from the seven hopefuls that survived through the first fortnight of the season to this dichotomy. * I … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Preseason Preview

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This will be the third year that we’ve followed the trials and tribulations of teams outside the power structure trying to burst through onto the big stage. It might very well also be the penultimate opportunity we have to track them, at least in the terms that have been dictated over the past decade by … Read more

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