When the new BCS rankings are released later today, LSU will still be ranked No. 1 in the country.
If we truly had the best team at No. 1, that team would be the Alabama Crimson Tide. More proof that the BCS is a joke, but I'll leave that for another article.
Luckily for us, this game will serve as a playoff game. It will certainly eliminate the loser from championship contention, barring several upsets in the coming weeks.
At this point, it doesn't matter because LSU has to play Alabama on the road Nov. 5. I don't see any way Alabama drops this game at home with so much on the line. They are much too talented and experienced to allow that to happen.
When Alabama wins this game, they will be on top of the BCS rankings without question, a spot they have earned.
There are several reasons I feel this way, I will give you a few of the main reasons in the following slideshow.