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In: football6 Dec 2008
Tonight, the Florida Gators handed the Alabama Crimson Tide their first loss of the season. This college football game was one of the best SEC championship games in recent history. Florida and Alabama traded leads throughout the game and the momentum shifted so much, it was hard to tell who would pull it out.
The scoring breakdown shows it was a story of quarters:
Alabama took the first and third quarters, while Florida owned the second and fourth quarters. In the end, Florida stepped up when it mattered. I was on Twitter (via my iPhone) expressing my thoughts, and tweeted this when Florida was down 20 – 17 at the end of the third quarter:
As it turns out, the Gators scored that drive and held Alabama to 0 points in the 4th quarter. An impressive win to say the least, but is it enough? Is this win enough to propel the 4th ranked Florida Gators above the 3rd ranked Texas to play for the BCS National Title? As a Florida Gator fan, of course I believe the Gators are a better team than anyone in the country, so let’s just get that out there right now. Texas is a great team, Oklahoma is a great time, heck, Penn State and USC are great teams and no one is really talking about it?
It’s hard to say which is the better team without playing it on the field. Fortunately, Oklahoma and Texas have already settled the dispute, so if Oklahoma wins tonight, they should definitely be in. But, it’s not clear that Florida should jump two spots for beating the #1 team in the nation by 11 points in the conference championship. The only way to make this clear is to implement a playoff system. Keep the BCS, but put the top 4 teams in a playoff system to play during December when teams are usually off. Please. This is only definitive way to answer this question.
With the current system however, I believe the Florida Gators should be in the BCS title game. Is it fair? Of course not. It’s not fair to Penn State, USC, Texas, and all the other 1 loss teams who feel they should be playing for it all. (including Alabama) I’ll be watching the Oklahoma/Missouri game closely and if Missou wins, it’s going to be interesting to see who plays against Florida in the title game. We’ll see.
The next obvious question is, should Tim Tebow be seriously considered as a Heisman trophy repeat? Hmmmmmmmm
Post written by Bwana