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On A Day When Polls Don't Matter Sooners Are 8th In Coaches' & UConn Is Nowhere

Pretty sure that Dan Bebee is pointing at Bo Pelini and saying, "You just thought you were leaving with our trophy!" (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Pretty sure that Dan Bebee is pointing at Bo Pelini and saying, "You just thought you were leaving with our trophy!" (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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In the final Coaches' Poll leading into the final BCS standings the Big 12 Champion Oklahoma Sooners moved up one spot to #8. It doesn't really matter though because Oklahoma determined their own fate by winning the Big 12 Championship last night and are BCS bowl bound regardless of the rankings. Making a new appearance in this week's poll is Hawaii, at #25, which means that the Big East champion UConn Huskies are left out of the Top 25. 

This just further advances my theory that the Orange Bowl is going to pick Stanford and leave the Huskies for the Fiesta Bowl. I understand fans traveling and all of that but the big dollars in these BCS bowls are found in the number of television viewers so why in the world would the Orange Bowl Committee try and sell a national television audience on a match-up between the ACC champion and an unranked team when they don't have to? 

See The Poll After The Jump

USA Today Coaches' Poll

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Oregon (34) 12-0 1450 1
2. Auburn (24) 13-0 1437 2
3. TCU (1) 12-0 1348 3
4. Wisconsin 11-1 1276 4
5. Stanford 11-1 1239 5
6. Ohio St. 11-1 1200 6
7. Michigan St. 11-1 1104 7
8. Oklahoma 11-2 1008 9
8. Arkansas 10-2 1008 8
10. Boise St. 11-1 914 10
11. Virginia Tech 11-2 900 11
12. LSU 10-2 826 12
13. Oklahoma St. 10-2 718 15
14. Missouri 10-2 712 14
15. Nevada 12-1 640 17
16. Nebraska 10-3 607 13
17. Texas A&M 9-3 542 18
18. Alabama 9-3 521 19
19. Utah 10-2 375 21
20. South Carolina 9-4 345 16
21. West Virginia 9-3 261 24
22. Mississippi St. 8-4 255 22
23. Florida St. 9-4 156 20
24. UCF 10-3 143 25
25. Hawaii 10-3 98 NR