2011 LSU Tigers Football: Destroyer of Championship Hopes and Aspirations

Zacerry HerbertContributor INovember 25, 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 25:  Jordan Jefferson #9 of the Louisiana State University Tigers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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With their most recent win over SEC rival and third-ranked team in the nation, Arkansas, the LSU Tigers have once again proven that they are the best team in the country. 

Many teams have come into their games against LSU with championship aspirations, only to have those hopes dashed by the crushing blow of the loss that accompanies any matchup with the Tigers.

Arkansas is no longer a contender for the SEC Championship Game, and their hopes of playing for the BCS national title are gone as well.

The Bayou Bengals are no stranger to leaving their opponents walking away from the field with their possible championship seasons in ruins.

During the course of the season, the Tigers have beaten Oregon, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Florida, Auburn, Alabama and most recently, Arkansas. All of those teams are either ranked or were ranked at the time when they faced off with LSU.

Some of those teams entered their games with LSU hoping to end the season playing for a national title in New Orleans, while others had smaller aspirations of playing for the conference championship. 

Either way, each of those teams was forced to change its season outlook in hopes that it could rebound from its loss.

It appears as though the Tigers are nearly unbeatable, and with a perfect BCS rating, it seems that even the computers agree.

After a perfect regular season, LSU will now be heading to Atlanta for the SEC championship to add the Georgia Bulldogs to the list of teams who have had their championship hopes dashed.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Fighting Tigers are clicking on every cylinder, and they're just one more team running into the buzz-saw that is the LSU Fighting Tigers football team.