Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
OK. I feel like an idiot. I am a teenaged American male, but I do not see how all of these games can determine one team that is the best. Could someone tell me why these TV guys keep talking about a national champion when there are 25 championship games?
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Eric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
Actually, although the Rose Bowl is the so called "national championship" only 1 of the 2 polls (AP) MUST vote the winner of that game the national champion. The ESPN/USA TODAY poll can vote ANYONE champion. Therefore, if Nebraska wins, they will automatically get 1 poll vote,while Oregon will PERHAPS get the ESPN/USA TODAY poll vote. That is what the commentators speak of when having a "split national champion." Either way, the winner of the Rose Bowl will get the Sears Trophy.
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