As the first month of the season is coming to a close, the elephant in the room is too irresistible to ignore. What team has the best chance of beating the Alabama Crimson Tide on January 6 in the BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl?
While it is not a given, Alabama’s chances of making the title game are pretty high at this point. Outside of the game against LSU on November 9, Alabama should breeze through its remaining schedule. The edge favors the Crimson Tide since the game is in Tuscaloosa.
After they dust off the Tigers, it is off to win the SEC Championship Game again and then the BCS title game for a chance to three-peat. Of course this is over simplified, but this is Alabama. They’ll get it done.
With all due respect to Florida State, Clemson and Oregon, who could easily make it to the title game, the only team with the entire package on and off the field to dethrone Alabama is Ohio State.
The Buckeyes have Urban Meyer, who is enemy number one in SEC territory. He also has the rings, the attitude and the SEC arrogance to pull off the upset. Meyer started the SEC’s run by beating the Buckeyes 41-14 in the desert. Can he stop it by beating his arch nemesis in the shrine that all Big Ten teams covet?
Deep down, Alabama probably needs to beat a team like Ohio State to legitimize its streak. Clearly, they are the benchmark in college football, but the last two championship games feel a little hollow. Notre Dame…
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