This week’s Alabama-Auburn game is about more than just whether the Tigers can remain undefeated — and maybe the possible gateway to the next Cam Newton conspiracy theory. It’s probably about the SEC’s lifeline in the national title game.
The top five in the BCS rankings reads like this: 1. Oregon (10-0); 2. Auburn (11-0); 3. TCU (11-0); 4. Boise State (10-0); 5. LSU (10-1).
Are you pulling for Auburn for sake of SEC?
- Yes. SEC team in BCS title game helps everybody.
- No. If my team’s out, I don’t care.
The question of whether a one-loss SEC team can make it into the BCS title game over an undefeated team from another conference has existed all season. But — at the risk of predicting the whims of voters or the probabilities of computers — I think that probably ended when Alabama (9-2) lost its second game of the season to LSU.