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  • Could MIZZOU jump Oregon in this scenario?

    If Mizzou beats K-State, Kansas, and then Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game (not an unlikely scenario either), I feel that they could jump Oregon and be #2 in the BCS.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Could MIZZOU jump Oregon in this scenario?

    Originally posted by txramsfan View Post
    If Mizzou beats K-State, Kansas, and then Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game (not an unlikely scenario either), I feel that they could jump Oregon and be #2 in the BCS.

    Thoughts?
    If Mizzou wins out by beating those 2 top 4 teams, they are a lock to be in the BCS. Even if Oregon wins their remaining games (playing 3 unranked teams that have a combined record of 13-17), they'd have no chance of beating out Mizzou for a spot in the BCS Championship.

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      Re: Could MIZZOU jump Oregon in this scenario?

      Well, now that Oregon is out of the way Mizzou is able to dictate it's own future. For the sake of the program, the loyal fans of Ol' Mizzou, and my buddies who are alumni I sincerely wish that they will be playing in the BCS Championship.

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        Re: Could MIZZOU jump Oregon in this scenario?

        By the end of this weekend, 3 of the top 4 teams in the nation could be Big XII.

        My Sundays have sucked, but my Saturdays have been pretty sweet.
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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