So Northern Illinois wins the right to play in front of 8,500 fans at the MAC Championship at Ford Field in December. Congrats on that bonus bowl trip.
Chew on this from gambling wise guy @Johnny_Detroit:
If you ONLY bet on teams currently ranked top 5 in the BCS you would have won 74% of your wagers this season (35-12-2 ATS).
According to VegasInsider: Baylor is 8-1 ATS; Florida State is 8-2; Alabama 6-4; Ohio State 6-3-1; Oregon 6-3-1.
Yeah, there is a discrepancy in the numbers from Johnny and Vegas Insider, but you get the idea that betting the BCS top 5 would have been profitable.