BCS Rankings: Why the SEC Deserves to Have the Top 2 Teams in LSU & Alabama

Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 06:  Drake Nevis #92 of the Louisiana State University Tigers in action during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide  at Tiger Stadium on November 6, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The SEC has been regarded as the power conference in college football, and they have boasted teams such as South Carolina, Auburn, LSU, Alabama and Arkansas.

The conference has the past six national champions, including last year's champion Auburn Tigers.

The top two teams in the country right now are the No. 1-ranked Tigers and the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide, and they are both scheduled to meet on November 5th to likely determine the fate of both teams.

Alabama is led by RB Trent Richardson, and the Tide have enough balance on offense to practically run any play they choose. The focal point of the Tide offense is to control the tempo of the game and grind the opponent into submission.

The Tide won the 2009 National Championship, and they are looking like they could roll all the way to New Orleans as they really don't have any games left that could present a challenge after the match-up with the Tigers.

LSU prides themselves on a dominating defense and a manageable offense led by QBs Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee.  The Tigers also have an excellent balance on offense as they do everything they need to in order to win the game, and the defense takes care of the rest.

These two teams deserve to be at the top of the SEC and the rankings because they are the best teams in college football and they have proven that fact week-in and week-out.

It would not be a surprise if both teams held onto their rankings and met on Jan. 3 to decide the BCS National Championship.