The nation watched two Southeastern Conference teams square off in the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans.
Alabama and LSU faced off in a defensive showdown. Alabama's defenses dominated in a 21-0 triumph. It was a national showcase for physical football and exceptional defensive play. It was an example of why the SEC is the dominant conference in college football.
These two teams were far and away the best two teams in college football in 2011. They set the standard that all other teams should be measured by.
Texas A&M will play football in the SEC in 2012 and will face both Alabama and LSU. The question is, how do the Aggies match up with those two teams and what do they have to improve on the field so they can measure up?
This is a position by position breakdown of how A&M matches up with Alabama and LSU.