BCS Rankings: 5 Reasons Why Alabama Deserves LSU Rematch More Than Oregon
With their impressive win against Stanford Saturday night, the No. 7 Oregon Ducks will likely move up the BCS rankings to as high as No. 4 on Sunday night.
Oregon's move towards the top warrants the question: Do they deserve a rematch with LSU for the national title?
The Ducks are good, but here are five reasons why No. 3 Alabama is more deserving of a rematch with the Tigers at season's end.
LSU vs. Alabama, Part I
It's hard to imagine two teams more evenly matched than LSU and Alabama.
Anybody who saw their game earlier this season would tell you that if they played 100 times, each team would win 50.
Both the Tigers and the Tide proved that they are the top two teams in college football when they met the first time around and aren't the nation's best supposed to play for the Coaches' Trophy?
LSU vs. Oregon, Part I
The season-opening matchup between LSU and Oregon was the antithesis of the LSU-Alabama game.
It was sloppy, high-scoring and didn't live up to the hype.
Granted, it was the first game of the season, but LSU outclassed Oregon in every facet of the game.
Does anybody want to see that again?
SEC vs. Pac-12
While the aura of the SEC tends to get overblown, there's no question that, at least this year, it is a better conference than the Pac-12.
For proof, look no further than the Pac-12 South, where 5-5 UCLA controls their own destiny for a spot in the inaugural conference championship game.
When Oregon got their shot in the BCS title game last season against SEC champion Auburn, they laid an egg.
Fair or not, both pundits and fans alike will feel slighted if the Pac-12 gets another chance at the expense of a great one-loss SEC team who nearly beat LSU the first time around.
It's what the fans want, plain and simple.
If Oregon makes it, college football enthusiasts across America will expect a repeat of last year's performance.
If Alabama makes it, fans nationwide will expect an even better game than what they saw the first time the Tigers and Tide faced off.