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Old 01-10-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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This is the second BCS title in three seasons.

This is the 9th AP title in school history. Alabama has now passed Norte Dame for the most AP titles

This is the 14th national title reconized by the university.

Nick Saban has won more BCS titles than any other coach in division one.

This is the 6th BCS title for the SEC.

Alabama held LSU to 96 total yrds on offense. LSU didnt not cross the 50 yrd line until the middle of the 4th qtr.

This was the first time LSU was shutout since 2002, ironically Nick Saban was the coach at LSU and Alabama was the team that shut them out at home.

This was the first shutout ever in BCS history.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Actually, it's the 8th BCS title for the SEC. They've won six consecutive titles.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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Actually, it's the 8th BCS title for the SEC. They've won six consecutive titles.
ANd let's not forget that Auburn went undefeated the year that USC (now disqualified) won their only BCS title in 2004/5. Right up at the tip top of college football again, even without the official coronation.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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ANd let's not forget that Auburn went undefeated the year that USC (now disqualified) won their only BCS title in 2004/5. Right up at the tip top of college football again, even without the official coronation.
Did USC have to vacate its title? And if Auburn went undefeated, then why didn't they play USC?
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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USC and Oklahoma had a stranglehold on the #1/#2 spots all season, so they ended up playing for the title. Auburn got left out.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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USC and Oklahoma had a stranglehold on the #1/#2 spots all season, so they ended up playing for the title. Auburn got left out.
So there were 3 undefeated teams during the regular season? Well, there goes the SEC bias theory. If there really was as much as SEC favoritism as people suggest, then why didn't Auburn play USC for the championship that year?
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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So there were 3 undefeated teams during the regular season? Well, there goes the SEC bias theory. If there really was as much as SEC favoritism as people suggest, then why didn't Auburn play USC for the championship that year?
Pretty much.

The perception of SEC favoritism is borne out of the fact that SEC has put together a string of success in big games. But that didn't really start until 2006. Until then, just as it is with the SEC over Big 12 and other conferences now, the perception at that time was that the Big 12 and Pac 12 were stronger than the SEC. And chances are, they were probably right, but it's perception. Auburn complained back then, but hell they were undefeated -- which is something that OSU's supporters can't even claim. If OSU had been undefeated and Alabama had been selected, that would have been beyond outrageous - and even the biggest, loudest, fattest, most obnoxious S-E-C chanters would have agreed. But that's not what happened. When you lose to Iowa State, you lose credibility, and if your playing in a conference that is already perceived to be weaker than the S-E-C, then that means no BCS title game.

And while we're at it let's not forget Oklahoma has had favoritism for years, consistently ranked at or near the top of the polls, until the gradually fall down to earth as they did this year. Nobody seems to complain about that.

I agree completely that right now the media probably is biased and perceive the SEC to be stronger than the Big 12, which probably had a lot to do with the selection of Alabama over OSU, but can you blame them? I mean even when the Big 12 #3 had a chance to finally mute the SEC by taking on their #3 team, all the SEC does is kick the crap out of 'em. Arkansas was one of the worst defenses of the top ten or fifteen teams this yea and still held Kansas to 16 points, their lowest point total in the entire season. That doesn't prove that OSU would lose to LSU or Alabama, but again, with this system, as flawed as it is, it would have been good for the Big 12 teams to go out and make their case, and they just couldn't do that this year. Not to take anything away from the great performances they had.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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This is the second BCS title in three seasons.

This is the 9th AP title in school history. Alabama has now passed Norte Dame for the most AP titles

This is the 14th national title reconized by the university.

Nick Saban has won more BCS titles than any other coach in division one.

This is the 6th BCS title for the SEC.

Alabama held LSU to 96 total yrds on offense. LSU didnt not cross the 50 yrd line until the middle of the 4th qtr.

This was the first time LSU was shutout since 2002, ironically Nick Saban was the coach at LSU and Alabama was the team that shut them out at home.

This was the first shutout ever in BCS history.
Correction: Bammer has 8 AP Titles. Still an amazing feat. Up there at the very upper echelon of college football tradition with just a few other programs.
College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Alabama was the best team in the stadium last night. They werent on November 5th. BCS is BS, win your conference before one is allowed to play for a national title.
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