BCS Rankings 2011: Why Alabama Deserves to Be Ranked Above LSU

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BCS Rankings 2011: Why Alabama Deserves to Be Ranked Above LSU
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LSU at #1? Nick Saban can't believe it either.

Let the annual war of words begin.

Now that the initial BCS standings have been released after seven weeks of college football, there are sure to be heated discussions about these supposedly airtight rankings.

This is one of those discussions.

The coaches, voters and computers have all spoken, with the result being that Louisiana State University and Alabama University are atop the college football world in a tightly-contested race that's far from over.

Analysis of this first edition of the BCS standings shows that both teams clearly represent the best that college football has to offer.

For all the work that goes into generating these rankings that will eventually determine the national championship matchup, the experts never seem to get it exactly right.

However, that leaves us the freedom to scrap these scientifically-determined rankings and formulate our own opinions; which are always better than what the computer spits out.

After all, why base the national title on mathematical analysis? Math is never anyone's favorite subject (And if it is, that person probably doesn't care about the battle between LSU and Alabama for the top BCS spot).

Since college football doesn't have a playoff system, we as fans are forced to make the best of the BCS rankings. Even if "making the best of them" means throwing them out the window; exactly what I plan to do.

That said, here's why Alabama deserves the number one spot in the BCS rankings.

LSU, thanks for keeping the seat warm.

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