BCS Rankings: Alabama Clearly No. 2 After SEC Dominance This Weekend

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIINovember 27, 2011

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes upfield against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The BCS controversy is as strong as ever as we watch the 2011 college football season come to a close.

For weeks we have been trying to figure out who would be ranked at the No. 2 spot in the BCS Rankings when everything was said and done.

LSU has the top spot locked down and, pending a win in the SEC Championship Game, will finish the season with an undefeated record.

Alabama, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, Boise State, Stanford and Houston can only speculate on who will get the second place ranking and a shot at the national championship.

Obviously, some of them still have games to play.

However, after this weekend, the results of those games may not matter.

Alabama played their final game of the season yesterday, crushing Auburn 42-14. The win puts their season record at 11-1.

The Crimson Tide's only lose came at a final score of 9-6 in overtime against the LSU Tigers.

There were two key games Saturday that may give some perspective on why Alabama will get the nod at No. 2.

Georgia took on rival Georgia Tech and South Carolina played rival Clemson in two SEC vs. ACC games.

The SEC dominated both games, clearly proving their superiority as the top conference in college football.

Georgia and South Carolina are considered by most to be the fourth and fifth best teams in the conference, respectively.

They had no problem taking out two of the top three teams in the ACC. Virginia Tech can kiss their hopes goodbye.

Boise State and Houston really have no chance on getting a ranking in the top two. Their strength of schedule is just far too weak.

Stanford saw their dreams come to an end when Oregon beat Oregon State. For the Cardinal to have any shot, they needed a Pac-12 Championship. The Ducks made sure that won't happen with their win.

That leaves Oklahoma State as the only team that may still have a shot.

However, the Cowboys lost to Iowa State in overtime last weekend.

I would say a loss to the top team in the nation is a little more respectable than a loss to the Cyclones, wouldn't you?

Oklahoma State also still has to face Oklahoma next weekend.

If they can pull off a win I'm sure their will be some calling for them to play in the national championship. If they lose, then they are officially out of the race.

Either way, it really shouldn't matter.

The SEC is by far the most dominant conference in the country. LSU and Alabama have both completely handled the competition and stood out as the top two teams in the country.

Alabama needs to get the No. 2 spot in the BCS Rankings. They deserve a rematch against LSU for the national championship.