Power Ranking BCS Championship Matchups: Why Notre Dame vs. Alabama Is Best Ever

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Power Ranking BCS Championship Matchups: Why Notre Dame vs. Alabama Is Best Ever
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The entire college football season boils down to one final game. But just because it's the BCS National Championship Game doesn't guarantee a great finish to the season.

Even so, the 2013 title game could very well be the best matchup in the history of the BCS.

Since its inception for the 1998 season, the Bowl Championship Series has been the closest college football has come to a uniform, universal method of determining a national champion. It hasn't always worked out perfectly (2003, for example), but we usually come to a sort of national consensus as to which lone team deserves the title “national champion.”

There seems to be a buildup almost every season to the “big game,” but some instances of the BCS title bout have fallen flat. Some just haven't lived up to the hype.

Some didn't generate much hype at all.

With Notre Dame triumphantly riding a 12-0 record into the BCS National Championship Game this season and the SEC touting its six-season winning streak, there's certainly been no shortage of hype. All signs are pointing to the best BCS National Championship Game in history, but how do the others stack up?

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