The BCS had the opportunity to host a real national championship game this year, but they blew it. By every measuring stick out there, LSU certainly deserves to be in the National Championship game. They are the only undefeated team, and they won their conference.
The question is: which team, if they beat LSU, could deserve to be national champion? There are 5 1-loss teams, all of which if they beat LSU could boast of a 1-loss season, same as LSU. These are Oklahoma State, Stanford, Alabama, Boise State and Houston. Of all these, only one is a conference champion: Oklahoma State. For all the rest, how can you be #2 in your conference and #1 in the nation? So Oklahoma State/LSU is the only match up that can produce a national champion regardless of which team wins.