Wouldn't Notre Dame vs Ohio State in BCS Title Game Have Been Spectacular?

Fred AltvaterContributor IINovember 18, 2012

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Oh what could have been!

With No. 1 ranked Kansas State losing this weekend to a fired up Baylor team and No. 2 ranked Oregon losing at home to Stanford, Notre Dame is the only unbeaten major college team in the nation.

The Golden Domers will ascend to the No. 1 spot in the BCS polls and have the inside track to the title game on January 7, 2013 in Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

The SEC has won the last six BCS Championship games in a row.  With Alabama and Georgia both having lost one game and three unbeaten teams ahead of them in the standings, it appeared that no SEC team would get into the championship game this year.

Not so fast my friends.  Alabama and Georgia are now very much back into the BCS picture.  Will the SEC win a seventh consecutive BCS Championship?

There is one other undefeated team in major college football. 

Ohio State is 11-0 and will try to keep their season unblemished when they finish up this week against Michigan. 

Except for NCAA violations and bowl eligibility restrictions for 2012, the Buckeyes would be at the top of the BCS standings with Notre Dame.

Wouldn’t it have been great if the two Midwestern football powers Notre Dame and Ohio State could have met on college football’s biggest stage?

Woody Hayes, Howard “Hopalong” Cassidy, and Archie Griffin versus Knute Rockne, the Four Horsemen, and Joe Montana stories would abound.

These two collegiate super powers rarely meet, but they compete tooth and nail for every blue chip high school football prospect in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

Urban Meyer, with two BCS trophies at home on his mantle, came home to Ohio to restore Ohio State’s football glory. 

Brian Kelly is trying resurrect a once proud Notre Dame football tradition and bring them back to national prominence. 

It would make for great drama and intrigue.

Oh well, maybe next year.