The LSU Tigers downed the Arkansas Razorbacks 41-17 on Friday, ending any discussion over who will be playing for the West in the SEC championship game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide sit in second place in both the SEC and BCS, with their only loss coming in overtime to the No. 1 LSU Tigers.
All of this is known.
What's still left unknown is whether or not the No. 2 Crimson Tide can take care of their last opponent—the No. 24 Auburn Tigers on Saturday in Auburn. If they do, Alabama will stay at No. 2 but with a legitimate shot at a national championship rematch with their counterpart, LSU.
There have been many articles with titles such as "Why Alabama Doesn't Deserve a Rematch" or "Why an LSU-Alabama Rematch is Bad for College Football," all of which argue against the aforementioned scenario.
I'm here to set the record straight with the reasons why Alabama and LSU deserve to play each other in New Orleans for the BCS national championship.