Most of the threads on the board seem to completely miss why bowls exist in the first place and what their roles are in college football world. Perhaps some historical discussions are in order.
Repeat after me. Bowls are NOT playoffs. Bowls are exhibition matches, designed to drive tourism for the destination cities. They are there to provide a reason for alumns and fans to spread some tourism dollars at various cities around the country. They do this by trying to get the most entertaining matches possible for their own bowls.
That is IT. It is not a playoff system and it certainly is not designed to "fairly" reward regular season achievements. It just is not, so stop complaining about it. The only game specifically designed to be a playoff game is the MNC game. And it did its job by matching #1 with #2. If you want to complain about OSU getting jobbed, complain about the coaches poll and Harris poll. Complaining about the bowl system for OSU getting snubbed is like complaining to the McDonalds cashier about Big Mac being too expensive.
At least BCS sets up a structure so that not all deserving teams get completely screwed (must be conf champion or top 14 team). You should be thanking BCS, not denigrating it.
If Boise States of the world has a problem with the selection, they have a choice - join a better conference or get more fans. If you can guarantee that you can sell out the seats wherever you go and bring a huge economic boost to the host city, they will be beating down the doors to get you into their bowl. Otherwise, tough. Them's the breaks.
One more thing. People talk as though ANY polling system is perfect. How do you REALLY know #7 team is better than #8? #10? or even #20? How do you really know without everyone playing each other (home AND away)? So to say that some higher ranked team got robbed because a lower ranked team go the spot instead is just mis-guided because you can't say with ANY certainty (unless they played each other and the road team won) that that higher ranked team is better than the lower ranked team.