Even if you’re not a fan of the BCS, it’s hard to miss what weekends like the last one do for our appreciation of college football.
… In the end, I hate the idea of an LSU-Alabama rematch in the title game. However: Every other big contender had their shot to keep winning and play their way over Alabama. Every one. And even knowing all that, they couldn’t get it done, largely against inferior competition.
That is arguably the most compelling thing about college football — not championship contenders rising to the occasion, but championship contenders stumbling unexpectedly.
If the challenge to voters and fans and the system is to find the best two teams to pit in the national title game, the match-up is LSU vs. Alabama. Yes, even if they played before.
They’ve been settling things on the field for twelve weeks now. Forgive me if I don’t grok what an extended playoff brings to the table on top of that.