The state of college football now is that the real national title game is played in November - the SEC title game.
Not if you don't give a god damn about the SEC, or the BCS for that matter. To me the only thing that matters is the trip to Pasadena. I'm sure I'm not alone.
Hey my threshold is even more humble: I want them to have a competitive team.
I miss the era of Big 10 - Pac 10 annual showdown in the "granddaddy of them all." That was better than a national championship.
To change subject slightly, I don't see how anybody can take much interest in the national college football scene. It's 100% horse race reporting 100% of the time. There are 6000 or so division I football players. The starting rosters turn-over by a third each and every season. I am interested in the players themselves, developing loyalties and following their progression. I can sort-of keep up with the badger players. I watch some Big Ten games, so I am aware of a lot of the star players in the Big Ten. With Big Ten expansion, I dont think I'll have any loyalty to the Big Ten anymore.
Following the national college football game is no different than checking the stock indexes on the business page.