Word came in that both Clemson and South Carolina will decline any incoming bowl invitations Click Here (thekansan.com) ... I would say that's a very big move on the administrations part. Dare I say maybe even a little harsh.
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According to ESPN.com, there are 56 bowl-eligible teams right now. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=1922915 . With Clemson and SC declinging bids, that's 54 teams. There are 28 bowl games this year, which means we need 56 teams. Either Hawaii or Northwestern will make it in, but I'd like it if there weren't any others. They'd have to cancel the New Orleans bowl or something like that.
And the bowl that has to select Troy isn't going to be happy anyway.
(edited by Mr. Boffo on 25.11.04 1832) NOTE: The above post makes no sense. We apologize for the inconvenience.
I think you are overselling the strength of Illinois (because you are implicitly overselling the strength of Wisconsin and its sham #5 ranking at the time), but more important in a practical sense, you are underselling the bad timing of their loss.