BCS NIGHTMARE II
It’s happening: ESPN reports,
The pollsters have spoken — and the news isn’t good for USC. The Trojans, the new No. 1 team in both the ESPN/USA Today and AP polls, unofficially are shut out of the BCS title picture. The official announcement comes at 5:30 ET (ABC).
Sorry, Kevin: Your guys got hosed.
Update (1750): It is indeed official. USC gets relegated to the Rose Bowl against Michigan, which is at least a decent consolation prize. And, as Steven Taylor laments, #5 Texas is going to be relegated to a minor bowl because of BCS rules prohibiting more than two teams from a single conference going to BCS bowls.