Five weeks into the 2010 college football season, there are two teams that appear head-and-shoulders above the competition: Alabama and Oregon.
Yes, there are definitely some other undefeated teams still in the national title hunt that will challenge both the Crimson Tide and Ducks for the right to be called the best team in the nation.
At No. 2 in both polls, it certainly could be argued that Ohio State is better than both ‘Bama and Oregon. However, with their unimpressive win against Illinois, some are beginning to question just how dominant the Buckeyes can be in Big Ten play.
Oklahoma and Nebraska, both still undefeated, could definitely make runs at the national championship.
Boise State and TCU are playing as well as any other team in the nation. But, because of their status as mid-majors, they won’t be considered for the national title unless no major conference squads finish undefeated.
So, as of right now, Oregon and Alabama appear to be the class of the country. Both teams are coming off of resounding victories over supposedly the second-best teams in their respective conferences and neither team appears to have any significant weaknesses.
But, there are a few factors that should contribute to Oregon having an easier time than 'Bama at winning their conference and earning that automatic BCS bid.
With that in mind, here are five reasons why Oregon is in a better position to win the Pac-10 than Alabama is to win the SEC.