The National Championship of the Gulf Coast.
December 5, 2011 8:18 AM Subscribe
posted by clearly (63 comments total)
The Southeastern Conference
has been ensured of producing its sixth straight BCS national champion
as the #1 ranked 13-0 LSU Tigers will play against the #2 ranked 11-1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2011 BCS championship game
This year marks a number of firsts for the BCS title game, as it features two teams from not only the same conference, but from the same division, the first time that two teams who have already played
, will meet again to decide the national championship, and the first team, Alabama, who has not either won, or played for their conference championship.
Strangely enough, the SEC's present run of five straight national championships began in 2006, when Florida beat Ohio State, after many were clamoring for a rematch between #1 ranked Ohio State and #3 ranked Michigan after the Buckeyes narrowly edged out
the Wolverines in their season finale.
While one of LSU and Alabama will continue the SEC's run of national titles, many are upset that Oklahoma State, who leads in the arguably more objective BCS computer rankings
, and comes from this years statistically highest rated conference
, the Big XII, will not been given a shot to play for the BCS national title, especially after neither Alabama or LSU has played against an opponent from the Big XII.