Texas fans should be upset. The Big 12 deemed the Longhorns inferior to Oklahoma, and it used the BCS formula to reach that conclusion.
The Sooners, and not the Longhorns, will advance to the conference's title game to play Missouri. If Oklahoma wins, and this one shouldn't be close, it will play the winner of the SEC title game for the national championship.
Head to head competition is the tiebreaker on which the NFL and most other college conferences rely. Texas and Oklahoma played at a neutral site in October and Texas won by 10.
But is Texas better than Oklahoma? Is Texas Tech better than Southern California? Who is the best team in college football?
You don't know. When the season concludes, we still won't know. The Trojans played one bad half, against Oregon State. Otherwise they've been dominant.
Once again, a sport with a flawed postseason format will reach a flawed conclusion. So, yes, fans of Texas are entitled to be upset. So are fans of Southern California, Texas Tech, Penn State, Utah and Boise State.
So are fans of college football. All season, the sport gets it right. And then, when games ought to count most, the sport devolves into a pageant. There's only one valid formula for determining a champion. It's called, roll out the ball and play.