One week ago it would have seemed LSU dealt a fatal blow to Alabama's national title hopes.
Instead, Sunday evening, when the BCS standings were revealed, the Crimson Tide found themselves only one spot lower at No. 3.
There is one big change, though.
Alabama no longer controls its own destiny.
While Nick Saban's team still must take care of its own business, it will need some help from the outside and it could happen today.
What could happen to color this Saturday crimson for the Tide faithful?