If we’re being perfectly honest with ourselves, Alabama is probably going to beat Notre Dame in the BCS national championship. Badly.
Yes, I’m fully aware that neither team has clinched its trip to Miami, but it seems like the most likely scenario by far. When that happens, the Ohio State Buckeyes, assuming they beat Michigan, will be left as the only undefeated team in the nation.
The BCS national championship is out of the question due to NCAA sanctions. But the AP title? Fair game. That just comes down to the voters. If the Associated Press thinks Ohio State is the best team in the nation at the end of the season, they have every right to vote them as No. 1.
I don’t personally think Ohio State is the best team in the country (that distinction belongs to the evil empire in Tuscaloosa), but I think if everything holds up they deserve a share of the title. Let me explain.
We’ll begin by looking at their résumé. The Buckeyes are one of the few teams to have elite units on both sides of the ball. Their offense has averaged 38.2 points per game to go along with the 23 points per game the defense gives up.
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