Alabama's Oct. 9 loss at South Carolina appeared to end the Tide's chances of repeating as college football's premier team.
But after a month of fallen undefeateds, Big Al's posse is a clean slate away from a return trip to the BCS National Championship Game.
Oregon, on the other hand, has yet to encounter ripples in the 2010 waters. The Ducks, averaging 54.9 points per game, have won by single digits exactly...ZERO times. Dominant, to say the least.
And with a manageable schedule in November and December, UO, barring an ultra upset, will be wading in the national championship pond in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 10.
So begins the BCS National Championship Game breakdown of the defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide and warp-speed Oregon Ducks.