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October 17, 1:00 AM ET


Josh Barbarotta
  (12:59 PM)

What's up friends!? BCS guru Brad Edwards is here and ready to take your questions. By the looks of things, we have a lot to get to. Here's Brad..

Brad Edwards
  (1:00 PM)

Let's do it

Mark Madison Wisconsin [via mobile]

What would the BCS bowl games look like if we had 6 undefeated teams in them?

Brad Edwards
  (1:02 PM)

I guess we're assuming an undefeated SEC team is playing an undefeated Big 12 team for the title. After that, I can see unbeaten Wisconsin and Stanford squaring off in the Rose Bowl. I think the second team from the Big 12 would play a second team from either the Pac-12 or Big Ten in the Fiesta, the second team from the SEC would play undefeated Boise State in the Sugar, and undefeated Clemson would play the Big East champ in the Orange.

Jesse iowa [via mobile]

Without a championship game do you think the big 12 champion will be hurt in the polls

Brad Edwards
  (1:04 PM)

If Oklahoma and Oklahoma State weren't playing on Championship Saturday (Dec. 3), I would think so. But since the biggest game is saved for the last day, it could work to the Big 12's advantage to not have the championship game.

Eric (georgia) [via mobile]

How would anyone be able to justify not letting both Alabama and LSU in the national championship if either of them had only one loss, presuming that loss was to the other?

Brad Edwards
  (1:06 PM)

Easy. If people are going to claim that we don't need a playoff in college football because the regular season IS a playoff, then the loser of that game has to be eliminated. Sure, they might be the best two teams, but there have been a lot of years the two best teams haven't played in the BCS Championship Game. We just get the two highest-ranked teams in that spot.

Brad Edwards
  (1:07 PM)

I think there will be very few voters interested in seeing Alabama and LSU play again, no matter how good that game ends up being, if there's another undefeated major-conference champion.

Barryfreshcutz virginia [via mobile]

Will the irish get back in the top 25?

Brad Edwards
  (1:09 PM)

I finally moved Notre Dame back into my Top 25 this week, and I would assume a lot more people will if they beat USC this week. They need to start climbing the polls soon, because they have to reach the top 14 of the BCS Standings to be eligible for a BCS at-large bid (they'll have to run the table to do that).

Jared ( ATX) [via mobile]

I think this year will prove more than ever that we need a type of playoff. OU or OKSt, Alabama or LSU, Wisco, Boise St, even Clemson could all be undefeated, thoughts?

Brad Edwards
  (1:11 PM)

The Big Ten and Pac-10/12 have long been resistant to a playoff, because they put so much value on the Rose Bowl, but if both conferences have an undefeated champion that gets "stuck" in the Rose instead of the national championship game, you have to wonder whether those conferences would be willing to change their stance when the next BCS format is agreed upon this coming summer.

Brad Edwards
  (1:12 PM)

That was an incredibly long sentence I just typed, by the way.

Michael (South Carolina) [via mobile]

What happens to Boise State if UGA wins out and wins the SEC championship game?

Brad Edwards
  (1:14 PM)

That's obviously the best-case scenario for Boise, because it strengthens the Broncos' profile and knocks the SEC from the ranks of the unbeaten. In fact, it would prevent the SEC from even having a 1-loss champion. But Boise would still need for at least three of the Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC to also have a champion with a loss (or two). BSU is really hurt by not having a second high-quality win on the schedule. TCU's losses to Baylor and SMU were a tough blow.

James (Alabama) [via mobile]

Who is your favorite to play Alabama or LSU in the SEC Championship game?

Brad Edwards
  (1:15 PM)

Hard not to like Georgia, because of the significant injuries at both South Carolina and Florida.

adam oshkosh wisconsin [via mobile]

With wisconsin being such a force, do you see them moving up in the BCS without teams above them losing? Maybe even a chance at the national championship game?

Brad Edwards
  (1:16 PM)

The Badgers need either the SEC or the Big 12 to have a 1-loss champion. It's conceivable that Oklahoma State could go undefeated and not be able to hold off Wisconsin, but I don't think it's likely. Outside of that, Wisconsin still has to worry about Stanford. It's possible the Cardinal could make a big surge late with a backloaded schedule.

Travelers Rest South Carolina [via mobile]

If Clemson wins out,and Stanford and O State lose. Can Clemson do better than the Orange Bowl

Brad Edwards
  (1:19 PM)

While I'm impressed that Clemson is still undefeated, they haven't been as impressive as LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Stanford and Boise State. Now, I do believe an undefeated Clemson would eventually pass Boise, but of the other teams I mentioned, Clemson needs all but one of them to take a loss before the end of the regular season.

Pa [via mobile]

Y don't Wisconsin get any respect in the bcs if I'm not mistaken they have beaten everyone they played by 20 or more

Brad Edwards
  (1:20 PM)

Wisconsin is getting a lot of respect in the polls. The BCS computers don't like the Badgers because they aren't allowed to consider margin of victory. The computers can only look at who each team has played. Wisconsin has six wins: one was against an FCS team, and three were against UNLV, Oregon State and Indiana (teams that are a combined 3-16). That will always hurt you in the computers.

Karrington Wollie Oklahoma [via mobile]

With Okstate number one in four out of six computer polls. Would you consider the Pokes BCS busters or a legit contender to challenge for the national championship.

Brad Edwards
  (1:22 PM)

I don't think OSU will keep that high of a computer score, but it could be close if the Pokes win out and Alabama beats LSU. In my opinion, the lofty computer rankings and having a chance to beat Oklahoma on the final Saturday (a much stronger opponent than either Wisconsin or Stanford would face that day in their respective conference championship games), the Cowboys have a great shot to be top two in the BCS when it really matters.

Grant [via mobile]

Will the Big East lose their auto bid to Mountain-USA super conference if everything stands as is?

Brad Edwards
  (1:24 PM)

If all stands as is (Boise doesn't jump to Big East), I think the Big East loses its automatic BCS bid, and that just becomes an extra at-large spot. I don't think the 22-team conglomeration of C-USA and MWC teams will get an auto bid, and even if Boise jumps to the Big East, I still don't think it's certain that the BE hangs on to its bid.

Michael (South Carolina) [via mobile]

Do you see any way for the ACC to have two teams in BCS bowl games this season?

Brad Edwards
  (1:27 PM)

What's tough for the ACC is that the selection order plays out so that the Fiesta would probably be the only bowl with a chance to take a second ACC team. Because of geography, it's not likely to happen. Unless the ACC gets a team in the BCS title game again, the only BCS game I can see taking a second ACC team would be the Sugar - and that won't happen this year.

Kirk ( louisiana) [via mobile]

Say that Boise was in the big east now would they be ranked higher that 5 in the bcs! Explain why or why not

Brad Edwards
  (1:30 PM)

Boise's current No. 5 ranking is based on what they did out of conference, so I don't think being in the Big East would change anything right now. The advantage of being in the Big East for the second half of the season is that BSU would've gotten another game against a ranked opponent (West Virginia) and wouldn't have to play two of the worst teams in college football (New Mexico and UNLV), which really drags down schedule strength. But I also must say that I'm not sure Boise's national title game chances would be significantly greater for this season by being in the Big East.

Adam bomb [via mobile]

could Houston somehow sneak into a bcs game

Brad Edwards
  (1:33 PM)

Houston may, I repeat MAY, have a chance to reach the top 12 by the end of the season, but the Cougars would only get into a BCS game if Boise State loses. If more than one non-AQ team is ranked in the final top 12, only the highest-ranked is guaranteed a spot in the BCS.

gayla okc ok [via mobile]

Who do you think has a better team, OU or Osu

Brad Edwards
  (1:34 PM)

Both have great offenses. OU is better on defense. But they'll play at Oklahoma State on Dec. 3, and as we all know, the better team doesn't always win. That's why they play the games.

dothan al [via mobile]

What,s the odds that alabama plays lsu,for the national championship,is it possible.if alabama beats lsu,and lsu is ranked high according to strength of schedule

Brad Edwards
  (1:37 PM)

For starters, I can only see a rematch of Alabama-LSU being possible if there are no major-conference undefeated teams outside of the SEC. After that, the Bama-LSU game must be a classic. Finally, LSU must be the losing team, because the Tigers would be more forgiven by the voters (since they are on the road) and are also more capable of regaining their footing in the computers (thanks to the non-conference wins over Oregon and West Virginia). If all that happens, I still think there's less than a 20 percent chance of a rematch, but it would certainly be possible.

Michael (south carolina) [via mobile]

What would happen if there was an undefeated Clemson an undefeated Oklahoma an undefeated Stanford and an undefeated Boise but both Alabama and LSU have one loss

Brad Edwards
  (1:39 PM)

The SEC's streak of BCS Championships would come to an end

Brad Edwards
  (1:40 PM)

The SEC's streak of BCS Championships would come to an end

Wayne carver ohio [via mobile]

Does boise stanford or wisconsin have chance to move up

Brad Edwards
  (1:44 PM)

Sorry, searching for a BCS question that's different from all the things we've discussed so far. Stand by. I have time for one or two more.

Brad Edwards
  (1:48 PM)

To me, the most fascinating race in the BCS would be between Wisconsin and Stanford, although it won't come into play unless the SEC or Big 12 has a 1-loss champion. Stanford would have the edge in the computers, but Wisconsin is currently ahead in the polls. Would be really interesting to see whether wanting to see Andrew Luck in the title game would be a subconscious (or conscious) factor with voters.

Brad Edwards
  (1:53 PM)

That's all I have for you today, folks. Sorry for the technical problems over the last 10 minutes. Internet was going haywire.

Josh Barbarotta
  (2:00 PM)

Thanks Brad. Yeah...looks like the tech issues have now been cleared up. Be sure to check out Brad's Insider column and his video hits on the Bowl Bound app to be posted later today. Here's everyone's favorite sports know-it-all, John Pez!

John Pez
  (2:02 PM)

Many thanks to Brad, who dominates this BCS stuff.

bill (seattle) [via mobile]

Can a one loss Oregon or potentially Washington make a legit late season run at the championship game or is Stanford the only pac-12 team with a shot?

John Pez
  (2:06 PM)

Oregon could make a case with a win at Stanford, but would probably need Wisconsin to lose along with 3 of the 4 top teams from the SEC (Alabama, LSU) and Big 12 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State)

Tristan, oklahoma city [via mobile]

Of the teams that are ranked in the bottom tier of the polls or unranked at all, which do you consider to be darkhorses to make it into a BCS bowl game?

John Pez
  (2:08 PM)

Notre Dame. But as Brad said, they have to run the table from here on out to have a shot.

lake charles louisiana [via mobile]

LSU fan, what does Boise need to do to become a true BCS contender.

John Pez
  (2:12 PM)

I'm afraid there's little Boise can do. What the Broncos absolutely need to have happen is for Georgia to make it to the SEC title game and beat either Alabama or LSU. That is imperative for Boise. Then the Broncos need Wisconsin and Stanford to lose. All that takes place, then it's possible Boise State can play Oklahoma or Oklahoma State for the BCS title. Obviously, not likely to happen

Josh Barbarotta
  (2:12 PM)

Thanks Brad. Yeah...looks like the tech issues have now been cleared up. Be sure to check out Brad's Insider column and his video hits on the Bowl Bound app to be posted later today. Here's everyone's favorite sports know-it-all, John Pez!

James (Clemson) [via mobile]

If im correct Boise has only played one ranked team and Stanford has played none. With that being said shouldn't Clemson be higher than both? Thanks.

John Pez
  (2:15 PM)

Florida State's slide hurts Clemson. Plus the Nov. 26 game at South Carolina is now against a Marcus Lattimore-less team. If Andrew Luck (probable No. 1 pick in 2012 draft) beats Oregon and ND in November, there's probably no way Clemson will be ranked ahead of the Cardinal.

Frank (Fort Bragg, NC) [via mobile]

What's South Carolina's chances of winning the sec east without lattimore? They still hold the tie breaker of Georgia with them beating them earlier this season

John Pez
  (2:17 PM)

I don't like South Carolina's chances against Arkansas on November 5th without Lattimore. The Gamecocks were struggling offensively with him plus Arkansas is too explosive.

randall from s. carolina [via mobile]

In your opinion who has the easiest and who has the toughest road to the championship game?

John Pez
  (2:26 PM)

Let's see, Alabama's only tough game left is home against LSU on Nov. 5 before possible SEC title game. LSU has a tough one against Arkansas on Nov. 25. Oklahoma has 4 tough games left - - Oct 29 at Kansas State, Nov. 5 vs. Tex AM, Nov. 19 at RG3, Dec. 3 at Oklahoma State. Cowboys still have Missouri, RG3, Kansas State and Oklahoma on the sked. Wisconsin has games left at Michigan State, Ohio State and Illinois. Stanford still must play Washington, USC, Oregon and ND. Boise has, well let's not bother with that.

Robbie (Washington) [via mobile]

Do u think the Huskies can pull off the upset of Stanford this weekend?

John Pez
  (2:28 PM)

Robbie, Stanford won at Washington last season, 41-0. Sarkisian's team is much improved, but not enough to pull off this win at Stanford. The Huskies will be competitive this time.

Josh McPherson [via mobile]

If Georgia does get to the SEC championship game, is there a chance that they could beat Alabama or LSU?

John Pez
  (2:40 PM)

Georgia should win the rest of its regular-season games with maybe the toughest one coming at Georgia Tech on Nov. 26. But defeating Alabama or LSU will be difficult. Don't see it happening.

Phillip (Alabama) [via mobile]

We all obviously know that the teams that are undefeated deserve their ranking. The reason I have Bama and LSU above the rest is because of WHO they have done it to. LSU has beaten Oregon whom still only has one loss, WVU (away) whom has a decent squad. Bama has beaten Penn State (away), which isn't the best, but that is still their only loss, and Bama handed Arkansas their only loss. Not to mention both playing in the SEC week in and out. At risk of sounding like a "Homer".....which I am truly not trying to be.....outside of Oklahoma..(which I thought FSU was their marquee win...but FSU has disappointed) do you really think anyone can match up to LSU or BAMA? Especially defensively. Its a shame they play in Nov. But to me, its for all the marbles.

John Pez
  (2:43 PM)

Phillip, I understand your stance. You're entitled to feel that way when your conference has won the last FIVE BCS titles.

Peter (Georgia) [via mobile]

Do you think Auburn has a chance of beating either LSU or Bama? Who do you think ends up winning the SEC west?

John Pez
  (2:47 PM)

Auburn just made the switch at QB from Barrett Trotter to sophomore Clint Moseley. So is Moseley going to lead his team to wins against the elite defenses of Alabama and LSU? Probably not. SEC West, I'll go with Bama. Last year, LSU defeated Bama, 24-21, at Baton Rouge. This time I think maybe the Tide get the 3-point win, 17-14, at Tuscaloosa.

John Pez
  (2:49 PM)

James Myers has a solid take on the SEC. Here it is.

James Myers [via mobile]

Georgia is not strong enough defensively to handle either team and would have to drastically improve on offense to be competitive. That being said South Carolina may still get the bid in the East even without Lattimore. Georgia perhaps is more competitive with LSU and Alabama that S.C. right now but the talent gap between SEC east and west is still pretty large.

Patrick(ga) [via mobile]

I think the tarheels will pull an upset over Clemson this weekend. What are you thoughts?

John Pez
  (2:52 PM)

Last year, the Tigers lost at Chapel Hill, 21-16. This time, Clemson gets revenge, especially after that dramatic come-from-behind win at Maryland.

Phillip (Alabama) [via mobile]

How do y'all feel about MSU and Wisconsin? We now know MSU can stop a legit mobile and superb qb. But can they pull off upset?

John Pez
  (2:54 PM)

Phillip, I don't like the fact that Michigan State's offense scored just 21 on Michigan's defense. Spartans need to score more points offensively to have legit shot to beat the Badgers.

Brooks (Alabama) [via mobile]

Whose your winner of Bama,LSU? And Trent's chances of a being Alabama 2nd Heisman winner?

John Pez
  (2:58 PM)

Nov. 5 at Tuscaloosa, I went with the Tide, 17-14. Trent Richardson will probably not win the Heisman, but many scouts believe he will be a better NFL back than Ingram.

John Pez
  (3:01 PM)

OK, that will do it for Tuesdays With Mobile. Many thanks to Brad Edwards for kicking this chat off in style. Thanks to all of you for the questions.