This paragraph from Mike Bianchi’s latest paean to Coach Boom…
Florida’s offense ranked 103rd in the nation, but still UF was miraculously in the running to play in the national championship game until the final weekend of the regular season when Notre Dame beat Southern Cal.
… got me to thinking. What if Notre Dame had screwed the pooch and lost to Southern Cal and then Georgia had found a way to score at the end of the SECCG to beat Alabama? Would we have seen a Cocktail Party rematch for the national title? And if so, how many talking heads would have exploded over it?
Just as a refresher, here’s what last season’s Week 14 standings looked like. Hard for me to see how Georgia would have finished lower than second with an SEC title, so the question is whether any other one-loss school would have jumped Florida (or, I suppose, whether the Irish would have stayed ahead of the Gators). After all the talk about Florida’s resume, it would have been tough to deny UF, but maybe there would have been enough negative reaction to a rematch repeat to screw the Gators’ chances.
What do you think the reaction to such a rematch would have been like?