The BCS rankings will become extremely misleading after this weekend. The game between the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide cannot end in a tie, and that means someone will pass the loser in the standings.
Does this mean the loser is no longer the second best team in the country?
The Oklahoma State Cowboys, Stanford Cardinal and Boise State Broncos are all exceptional football teams, but they are not on the level of the SEC powerhouses. The SEC has proven itself the best conference in college football time and time again.
Let's look at four reasons the loser of the showdown in Tuscaloosa is still the second-best team in the country.