Some food for thought and discussion. If PSU wins a couple more games and is in the mix for an NCAA bid, I think that PSU might get in over a more deserving foe from a lesser conference for the following reasons:
NCAA always looking for a Cinderella story - PSU might be Cinderella this year.
NCAA has some regrets over not inviting PSU two years ago.
Might be a good way to put some fans in the seats for the play-in/first round - which are often poorly attended.
Sort of a lifetime achievement award for Talor. Great storyline - 2,000 pts, 500 rebounds, almost single-handedly willing his team to the NCAA tournament.
Remember the 1994 football season? Both PSU and Nebraska finished undefeated. Yes, Nebraska played one more game and beat Miami in the Orange Bowl; but PSU pulverized just about every opponent that year in a tougher league. Plus the comeback against Illinois was the stuff champions are made of. At the very least, there should have been a split national championship (especially if some of the slug Big Ten writers did the right thing and vote PSU #1). At any rate, both polls gave the #1 slot to Nebraska. Afterwards, it was described as a “lifetime achievement” award and vote for Tom Osborne, who had come close on previous occasions but never got the MNC.
So can Talor get us a bid based on his “lifetime achievement”? What do you guys think.