Bowl Projections: LSU vs. Alabama Rematch Likely Following Arkansas Loss

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIINovember 26, 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 25:   Rueben Randle #2 of the LSU Tigers catches a pass over Tramain Thomas #5 of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Tigers defeated the Razorbacks 41 to 17.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The season inches closer and closer to its final conclusion, we are left speculating what teams will emerge as the top two in the nation to battle it out for the National Championship.

After last yesterday's 41-17 victory for No. 1 LSU over No. 3 Arkansas, it appears that we may be in store for a rematch between LSU and Alabama.

Obviously, things will still need to pan out over the next week but it appears that the path has been paved for a rematch of the Game of the Decade.

Alabama will face-off today against  No. 24 Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl game.

The Crimson Tide are the clear favorite over the Tigers, who have really struggled to establish any consistency without Cam Newton this season.

If Alabama walks away with the win they will end the season with their only loss coming to LSU at a final score of 9-6 in overtime.

If that does happen, it may actually be LSU who controls Alabama's destiny.

If LSU wins the SEC Championship game against Georgia, then we can all begin to prepare for the rematch.

However, if the Tigers fall to the Bulldogs then it's possible Oklahoma State could slip by Alabama in the rankings.

That is assuming, of course, that Oklahoma State can manage a victory over Oklahoma and in the Big 12 Championship game.

Even if that all would occur, it's still very possible that the rematch would happen anyway.

It's clear that the SEC is the most dominant conference in college football. It's pretty clear that LSU and Alabama are the best two teams in the country.

In a perfect world this would all be settled in a playoff system format, but we have to deal with what we have.

If Alabama wins today I don't think there is any argument strong enough to consider any team over them at the No. 2 spot.