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ESPN's Brad Edwards On TCU's Chances Of Making BCS Championship Game

Richard Durrett talked with ESPN's BCS guru, Brad Edwards, about where TCU sits in the BCS standings and where they might finish the season. Edwards sounds pretty optimistic about their chances of reaching the championship game.

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Q: Will TCU be able to stay in front of Boise State or will the Broncos leapfrog the Frogs at the end of the season?

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BE: I think the odds are heavily in TCU's favor right now. I think it's really because of what happened in the polls. For a few weeks now, it's looked like TCU would finish higher in the computers. It was just a matter of whether Boise was going to be able to hang on to its advantage in the polls and if it did, it was probably going to come down to the wire. But TCU, fortunately for them, didn't just win Saturday.

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Q: Let's play the 'what if' game. Will TCU get in the national title game ahead of a one-loss SEC team?

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BE: Auburn because Auburn would be just as good as Boise and TCU in the computers with that one loss if not ranked slightly ahead. They'll still be really strong in the computers. Then the question becomes what do the voters do with them. What degree do the voters put some stock in the fact that the SEC has won the last four national championships. It's a tough call. I think that what TCU did on Saturday plays into this.

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This is the key question to me. TCU obviously needs a loss from Auburn or Oregon to have a chance, but the Big 10 and Big 12 have faltered, and Alabama's loss leaves a window open for TCU staying ahead of that one-loss SEC champ. One issue that TCU will fight is that they will play their last meaningful game this weekend, while that SEC championship game would potentially be a high point for Auburn almost a month later.

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He also says that LSU really isn't much of a threat to TCU. Check out the rest of Edwards' answers here.

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