(No, feces won’t get stirred up in the comments on this one.)
The Associated Press ran with a story Monday that, during his press conference today, LSU head coach Les Miles intimated that the top-ranked team in the SEC should get a shot at the BcS title because of the year-long grind the conference slate has become.
Here’s what Miles had to say, and what the Baton Rouge Advocate thinks Miles was inferring:
LSU is behind four undefeated teams, including two (Boise State and TCU) from non-automatic qualifying conferences. Miles seemed to argue that BCS conference teams like an SEC champion should get the nod over similar mid-major teams. But he did it in a rather indirect way and admitted he was “being as evasive as I can be.”
“There’s no doubt that great teams can come from any conference, there isn’t any question,” Miles said. “But it’s that team that can prove over a length of schedule that it has played the best and deserves the opportunity to represent all of college football in that (BCS championship) game.”
The implication is that a team playing an SEC schedule should get the benefit of the doubt against teams that don’t play a schedule that puts a team in the same jeopardy.
So, what do y’all think? Is it the SEC’s birthright to have a spot in the title game, even if that means a one-loss team like LSU/Auburn getting in at the expense of an unbeaten Boise State/TCU? I’m guessing there might be an opinion or two on this one…