Take a look at the some of the top teams and their point differential heading into the bowl games:
|Boise State (11-0)||+283|
Now take a look at teams with similar records to BC. (I selected two schools from BCS conferences that people would assume were stronger than Big East teams.)
|Boston College (8-3)||+79|
|Texas A&M (7-4)||+45|
|Ohio State (7-4)||+80|
So it looks like BC is inline with its pears. And if we play the “what if" game and add 8 points (4 each for a potential win at Wake and Pitt) and even add another 30 points (call it a shoot out win over ‘Cuse) BC still would have come up way short in point differential when compared to other undefeated teams.
And just to reinforce point differential as a college indicator, I randomly selected two bad BCS teams.
|Mississippi St. (3-8)||-108|
Oh, and for what it’s worth:
|North Carolina (6-5)||-51|