This should be one heck of an exciting final weekend because it says on Page 5 of the Bowl Championship Series media guide, "The BCS delivers the most meaningful regular season in sports."
The manual reiterates, "The BCS plays an important role in preserving and enhancing college football's unique regular reason where every game counts."
Except every game this weekend doesn't count. In fact, none of them really count.
Georgia would be assured a Sugar Bowl berth while it's likely LSU and Alabama still would play for the BCS title a week later in the Superdome.
What happened to all the other conferences and schools?
In theory, No. 3 Oklahoma State's game against Oklahoma on Saturday should count. Nobody wants to see an LSU-Alabama rematch, right?
In 2006, the SEC adamantly argued against Ohio State playing Michigan in the national title game. Michigan's only loss that year was by three points, on the road, against No. 1 Ohio State.
Moved by a chorus of protest in the South, voters manipulated Florida past Michigan into the No. 2 BCS spot. Every game counted that final weekend.
What happened to this weekend?
Oklahoma State, which has a mascot named Pistol Pete, isn't even drawing its guns. Shouldn't a victory over No. 10 Oklahoma start a saloon brawl?
Coach Mike Gundy said of shamelessly campaigning, "That's not my background, that's not my personality."
Gundy had steam coming out of his ears a few years back when he challenged lily-livered reporters to come after him, "I'm a man, I'm 40!"
Suddenly he has gone from Gundy to Gandhi.
"We all signed up and said we're going to agree to it," he said of the BCS.
No one is catching LSU in the BCS standings. The Tigers are Secretariat in the Belmont.
Alabama is No. 2 and Oklahoma State is No. 3, and Gundy says that's the way it ought to be.
"We have a loss and they have a loss," he said of Alabama. "They lost to the No. 1 team in the country."