Mike Leach says the Pac-12's worst teams are better than the SEC's… (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated…)
Get ready for the new BCS (Bottom Championship Series).
Washington State Coach Mike Leach, speaking to ESPN on Wednesday during the Pac 12 coaches' eastern media swing, stated: "The bottom half of the Pac-12 is better than the bottom half of the SEC."
Well, throw down that gauntlet.
It's an interesting argument, sort of like Ford saying saying years ago its worst cars are better than clunkers spit out by Chevrolet (Pinto vs. Vega, which one do you take?).
Technically, overall, USC at 7-6 finished tied for seventh in the Pac 12 so I'd probably have to give the Trojans the nod over a Kentucky or Auburn.
Since the Pac 12 has two fewer teams that the SEC, let's use the bottom six of each based on last year's league standings:
Colorado (1-8) vs. Kentucky (0-8).
Boy, there are not many programs worse than Colorado right now. Winner: Kentucky.
Washington State (1-8) vs. Auburn (0-8).
Hot dog, this game is actually being played Aug. 31 at Auburn: Winner: Auburn.
(I'd have taken Washington State last year but not this year on the road)
California (2-7) vs. Tennessee (1-7).
Both schools have new coaches, but I'm liking the buzz on Berkeley: Winner:
Utah (3-6) vs. Arkansas (2-6).
New Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema, formerly of Wisconsin, lost at Oregon State last year. Utah somewhat recently defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Winner: Utah.
Arizona (4-5) vs. Missouri (2-6). Easy pick: Arizona.
Washington (5-4) vs. Mississippi (3-5).
Tough one: Washington got hammered at LSU last year but Ole Miss allowed 66
points to Texas in Oxford. Winner: Ole Miss.
Final Pac-SEC bottom-feeder tally: 3-3.
So, Mike Leach, we have hypothetically decided: nothing.
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