Alabama vs LSU Rematch: Has Bama Really Done Enough to Guarantee BCS Title Shot?

William PenfieldCorrespondent IINovember 27, 2011

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Dont'a Hightower #30 of the Alabama Crimson Tide calls the defense against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With conference championship games still to be played, we already know who is going to play in the BCS National Championship game.

In all likelihood, the game will be a rematch of the "Game of the Century" between Alabama and LSU.

No one can deny that the Tigers have earned the right to play in the game win or lose in the SEC Championship as they have the best resume in college football by far, beating the No. 2 team in the nation and two No. 3 teams.

But do the Crimson Tide really deserve a guaranteed spot in the BCS National Championship game despite not even playing for their conference championship?

The simple answer is "no" with multiple one loss teams still alive that have a chance to win their conference. 

Both Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech will have legitimate beefs with the BCS should they win their respective conferences and get left out of the BCS National Championship game, especially if LSU loses to Georgia.

LSU losing to Georgia would be a nightmare as it would leave the BCS with two teams that didn't win their conference playing for the BCS National Championship game. Although Alabama and LSU are the best two teams in the country, it would be hard to justify that.

How the BCS will explain to both Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech that they would not be playing for the national title after winning their conferences with both Alabama and LSU in the game without winning their conference is beyond me.

Even though the Crimson Tide may not deserve a guaranteed spot in the game, it is undeniable that these are the two best teams in college football. 

For that reason it is hard to get mad at the BCS, as many years people have beef with the system because it doesn't pit the two best teams against each other for the national championship.

But this year it will be and it is difficult for me to have a problem with that. Now let's hope that the rematch is much more exciting football than the first matchup, in which neither team scored a touchdown.