Alabama Football: Breaking Down Alabama's Spot in the BCS Rankings

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Alabama Football: Breaking Down Alabama's Spot in the BCS Rankings
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Alabama claimed the top spot in the initial BCS standings for the first time in school history.

With Alabama holding down the No. 1 spot in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls for a majority of the season, it's no surprise that the Tide earned the top spot in the initial BCS rankings released tonight. 

The Crimson Tide—whose 0.9761 BCS average is nearly seven percentage points better than No. 2 Florida—have been dominant, winning their six games this season by an average of 33 points per contest.  

With the distinction of being deemed the top team in the country by the BCS, Nick Saban’s club once again controls its own destiny in the race to play for the national title.  

What else should Tide fans know about their club’s spot in the BCS? 

Here is everything you need to know in this complete breakdown of Alabama’s place in the initial BCS rankings. 

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