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After seeing the two best eligible teams square off in last year's national title game—excluding the undefeated, bowl-banned Ohio State Buckeyes—there wasn't much of a debate that Alabama rightfully earned the crystal ball.
But in the past, it hasn't always been so cut-and-dry.
As recently as 2010, we saw three unbeaten teams who were worthy to play for the national championship, with Auburn and Oregon relying on the BCS to decide they were the fortunate two to square off.
Thankfully, college football is getting a playoff, so things will become a bit more clear, but we all know it will never be perfect.
My Take: For the most part, I think the BCS has worked.
The system has its flaws, but when you factor in strength of schedules, human rankings based off the eye test and other really nerdy, mathematical equations, it's done a decent job picking the right teams.
That still doesn't mean I'm going to be sad that it's gone.