BCS #1 vs BCS #2
Oregon Ducks vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Oregon's path the the national title game is pretty straighforward. They are ranked No. 1 in the country right now, and if they win out, they will play in the title game.
Their remaing schedule isn't easy however. Luckily, they get to play No. 15 Arizona at home. Playing in Eugene is espeically difficult, and the Ducks should prevail in that game. Their other big test is at Oregon State. The "Civil War" is generally competitive and fans know that anything can happen in a rivalry game. Ultimately, Oregon's offense will be too much for the Oregon State defense. Chip Kelly will lead Oregon to its first ever BCS National Title game.
Alabama's path to a second straight BCS National Championship game is a bit more muddled. They have a seriously difficult slate ahead, but Nick Saban will have his team ready. This week, they play LSU at "Death Valley." Thankfully for 'Bama, they are playing a day game rather than a night game. LSU's record is considerably better in home, night games than with day games. Alabama's stingy defense and consistent offense will help them win in hostile territory.
They then play two games against Mississippi State and Georgia State. They will beat the No. 21 ranked Bulldogs, steamroll Georgia State, and wait for Auburn.
Cam Newton and Auburn have to come to Alabama and will ultimately wither in the face of Alabama's rapidly maturing defense. With a win against Auburn, Alabama will get a chance to play in the SEC title game and redeem themselves against the one team that beat them, South Carolina.
Stephen Garcia will be unable to duplicate his first performance against Alabama, and Saban's team will be out for revenge. Alabama will once again win the SEC.
Having beaten four ranked opponents in its final five games, the computers and voters will make Alabama the number two team in country and set up a showdown between Oregon and Alabama.