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SEC Coaches Hilariously Bury Oklahoma State with Low Votes to Help Alabama

The best part of the final BCS standings isn't unveiling who will end up playing for the National Championship or who ends up in what bowl game. Rather, it’s seeing which coaches purposely sabotage schools that they view as direct competition by ranking them lower than they deserve to be ranked – thereby abusing the 33-percent weight that the Coaches Poll has in the BCS rankings.

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach, Nick Saban, led the charge by voting the Oklahoma State Cowboys No. 4 in his last Coaches Poll ballot, citing the Stanford Cardinal as the rightful No. 3 team. Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel and Stanford’s David Shaw similarly followed suit, for obvious reasons. Each coach carried a .5 percent weight with their vote.

All SEC coaches unanimously agreed that Alabama deserved to be ranked above Oklahoma State in the final rankings.

On the flip side, just to show that the stupid BCS voting process is abused by everyone, if the Big 12 had its way Oklahoma State would be playing the LSU Tigers in the National Championship, not Alabama. As per The Big Lead, here are coaches who maintained that Oklahoma State deserved to be ranked No. 2 in the nation:

David Baliff (Rice), Tim Beckman (Toledo, former OSU DC), Bret Bielema (Wisc), Art Briles (Bay), Dave Christensen (Wyoming), Sonny Dykes (LaTech), John Embree (Colorado), Larry Fedora (So. Miss), Al Golden (Miami), Mark Hudspeth (LL), Bronco Mendenhall (BYU), Jeff Quinn (Buffalo), Paul Rhoades (ISU), Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Jeff Tedford (Cal), Tommy Tuberville (TT) and Ron Zook (Unemployed).

The Crimson Tide finished .0086 points ahead of the Cowboys in the final standings.

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