Okay, I confess. I wrote my last post before College Game Day was over and all the upsets were complete. With Oklahoma, Oregon, Clemson, and other one loss schools still out there, it seemed unfair to give Alabama a second shot at an unbeaten LSU. But that was before the top one-loss schools completed their stinkfest on Saturday.
That being said, one thing is now clear. College football is divided into two groups: LSU-Alabama and everybody else. If LSU beats Arkansas on Friday and Alabama beats Auburn on Saturday, that division will be confirmed again. Here’s the bottom line. LSU and Alabama are the two best teams in the country, and I don’t think there is another team in the country that can touch them. Now that the other top one-loss contenders have all laid an egg, a rematch with LSU and Alabama looks inevitable if both teams win out.
It still irritates me that LSU has to win the SEC championship and beat Alabama twice in order to be national champion while Alabama only has to go 1-1 with LSU and not even play in the SEC championship in order to win it all. It shows that the easiest path to the national title would have been for LSU to lose in Tuscaloosa and then win out. I am astonished that people fail to see how screwy that system is.
One good thing about an LSU vs. Alabama rematch is that an LSU victory will produce a definitive result. If LSU can pull-off the perfect season, then LSU will have beaten the number 2 team twice (Alabama) and the number 3 team twice (Oregon and Arkansas). Unlike LSU’s 2003 and 2007 championships, the 2011 Tigers will have proved themselves to be one of the most dominating teams that college football has ever seen, and I can’t wait for that.