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It's around 1,600 miles between Manhattan, Kansas and Miami Gardens, Florida. The distance between Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Miami Gardens is around 800 miles.
The Wildcats have a longer journey, but in the end, both teams will be traveling on a jet from the same time zone, so there is no real advantage for either team.
If you're a gambler, you'll probably bet against the Tide, because the odds of winning a back-to-back championship are very low.
One intangible to consider is the cooling-off period for both teams. Alabama will have had to play on December 1 in its SEC Championship game in Atlanta, but Kansas State has a game scheduled that same day against Texas.
Neither team will be at a disadvantage when it comes to having more time to rust before the BCS Championship game on January 7: They'll each have 36 days off.
The only advantage the Tide may have is a larger fan presence. Technically, each school is allotted the same amount of tickets for the game, but Alabama's fan base is a travel-happy bunch.
We'll probably see a lot more red than purple at Sun Life Stadium.