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This whole “screw the BcS” thing could be catching on.We previously mentioned that Utah coach Kyle Whittingham plans to vote for the Vandalay Sugar Bowl champion Utes as the top team in the USA Today poll. Now, Texas coach Mack Brown plans to pencil in the Longhorns as the best team in the land, after they won the Vandalay Fiesta Bowl.”I wasn’t sure before,” Brown said after Texas beat Ohio State, “but Friday morning I’m going to vote Texas No. 1 because I think this is the best team in the country.”There’s a question as to whether the coaches who vote in the poll physically can cast a ballot for anyone other than the winner of Thursday night’s BcS National Championship game.  Someone from the AFCA recently suggested that the process begins by voting for the No. 2 team.Still, if there’s way around it, count on Mack Brown to find it.Even if he’s voting for the wrong team.  He should be breaking ranks not to vote for Texas, but for the CFT National Champions from Utah.

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  1. SeanMartin says: Jan 7, 2009 3:26 PM

    OSU was not a good team this year. Their offense was and still is pathetic. Texas relied on Crosby catching 14 balls and avoiding poor tackling attempts to score a touchdown with less than 20 seconds to go to secure the win. And this was a game where OSU had to travel twice as far as Texas. To score as few amount of points as Texas did, doesn’t, in my opinion, boost them past Florida, Oklahoma and now Utah… Mack Brown is the biggest campaigner, biggest cry-baby of a coach in the nation.

  2. fbfan says: Jan 7, 2009 4:31 PM

    After barely beating Ohio State does Texas really have an argument that they should be no. 1? They looked mediocre in the Fiesta Bowl. I can understand USC and Utah (especially Utah after their dismantling of the “mighty” Crimson Tide), but Texas? Really? I don’t think they would beat Florida, USC, Utah or Oklahoma in a rematch.

  3. Rowbear says: Jan 7, 2009 5:38 PM

    Let me get this straight. Mack Brown wants to vote Texas #1 after barely beating Ohio State, a team from the Big Ten, who, as of recently, can’t win a bowl game to save their lives (as a team or conference, and I’m a Buckeye fan) over Utah and possibly Florida? Utah should get the vote and I hope the AP gives the championship to them as well.

  4. cbandy says: Jan 7, 2009 7:33 PM

    If the voting does start at #2, then things have changed since 2003, when USC won the AP title and LSU the BCS crown. Three coaches that season voted USC #1. The story is at this link, with the names about halfway down the article (search for “mandate” on the page).

  5. gwmiller says: Jan 8, 2009 3:13 PM

    Mack Brown must be insane if he thinks his team is number 1.
    they were a nine point favorite over Ohio State. they were quite lucky to get away with the win.

  6. sonvar says: Jan 8, 2009 6:39 PM

    Mack Brown is an idiot. If he thinks Texas is the best team then I’d hate to see how badly Florida is gonna stomp the Sooners.

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