Dec 5, 2011 8:56 PM by Lee Douglas
(AP) Debate still rages on Monday over one of the teams picked to play in the BCS National Championship Game. The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide finished 1-2 in the final BCS standings and will play for the title Jan. 9 in New Orleans.
The two teams met Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, and LSU left town after securing a 9-6 overtime win.
Number 3 Oklahoma State was hoping its 44-10 win over Oklahoma on Saturday night would be enough to push the Cowboys past idle Alabama. But the Tide hung on and the SEC is now guaranteed its sixth consecutive BCS champion.
Oklahoma State will face No. 4 Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl.
Meanwhile, Boise State football coach Chris Petersen is calling for an end to the current Bowl Championship Series system after the No. 7 Broncos were left out of the high-profile games.
The Broncos (11-1) accepted an invitation to the MAACO Bowl in Vegas on Sunday. It's the fourth time the Broncos have finished in the top 10 of the BCS without getting a bid to one of the elite match-ups. This year, they were passed over along with Nos. 6 Arkansas, 8 Kansas State and 9 South Carolina.
During a press conference Monday, Petersen said people are frustrated and tired of the BCS, the Idaho Statesman reported. Petersen also said the system needs to be changed, perhaps by using a committee like the men's basketball tournament to rank the teams.
The controversial BCS is also our Monday Night Quarterback poll question. Who would you like to see in the BCS Title Game? Lee Douglas has the results tonight on News 5 at 10.
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