Iowa-Georgia Tech: Orange Bowl’s Selection of Hawkeyes Brings Integrity To BCS

Posted by Kevin Trahan on December-7-2009 Add Comments

This was somewhat of an innovative season for the BCS. In an attempt to save its reputation and prove the system benefits college football, the Bowl Championship Series is offering a fairly exciting bowl season and a myriad of firsts for college football.

For the first time ever, the top 10 teams in the final BCS standings will be the 10 teams in BCS games. And for the first time in history, two non-"Big Six" conference teams—Boise State and TCU—will play in a BCS bowl, although it's a Fiesta Bowl matchup that most didn't have in mind.

But what the Orange Bowl did may be the most impressive because, unlike many of the bowls this season and in the past, they brought a new criterion to the table: fairness.

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