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Why is Pittsburgh in the BCS when they are not even ranked?


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2005-10-17 10:33:49
2005-10-17 10:33:49

Pittsburgh is in the bcs because they won the big east and that automatically gives them a bid in the bcs no matter what. The AP had them in the high 20's before the Fiesta Bowl and they finished 2004-2005 ranked #25 after the Fiesta Bowl defeat. They were a ranked team.

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