We can be glad that common sense prevailed, and the voters put the more deserving team in the title game.
A rematch would have been disasterous for college football as a whole. If OSU had won, the country would have felt that Florida was cheated out of its shot. If UM had won, all it would have proven is that if you give a team with less talent enough chances, they might finally beat a slightly better, but less motivated, team that felt it had already proved its case.
Still, the flaws in the BCS system have been on display this weekend. To me, all the BCS hatred seems a bit premature. I think fans should let the games play themselves out. Consider the following:
WHAT IF: Florida beats OSU?
WHAT IF: USC wins the Rose?
WHAT IF: UM wins the Rose, but needs a miracle (or just looks sloppy)?
Any of the three outcomes would retroactively validate the BCS selections.
In short, if UM wants to convince the world that it was cheated out of Glendale, it had better destroy USC in the Rose Bowl. If Michigan truly is the number two team in the country, they should have no problem trouncing a team that just lost to unranked UCLA. Anything less, in my opinion, would validate Florida’s selection for the title game.