Originally Posted by edinatlanta
Probably Alabama. TBH I would say 'Bama and FSU are the two best teams in CFB this year. Michigan State was excellent as well. Those are probably your four best teams FSU 1, Bama 1B, then MSU and Auburn.
It wouldn't surprise me if Alabama would have won out in a playoff, but how do we call them the #2 team in the country after they get beaten solidly by Oklahoma?
Yeah, and if Nick Saban doesn't make a stupid coaching decision Auburn isn't in the SECCG. If the ball doesn't bounce off Harvey-Clemmons or if Ricardo Louis looks down for a half second they don't beat UGA. I mean, as I said, luck is critical to any championship-winning season, and I don't think Auburn is a bad team.
This is obviously why we don't vote for rankings anymore, but I just have a hard time saying that a team that came *this* close to winning the National Championship isn't actually the #2 team in the country, fluke wins earlier in the year or no.
FSU just looked awful. There was no tackling, for a long time, no speed... they honestly looked like a completely different team than what played the rest of the season.
It's hard for me to say how much of that was just FSU being off and how much was the effectiveness of what Auburn does. Auburn made some very good D's look awful this year, including Alabama. The rushing attack they use really works well to make teams hesitant and blunt their speed by making them think too much. I don't think Auburn goes up 21-3 if they played again next week, but it wouldn't be all that different.
If I may point out to my fellow Southern brothers, we are now in a regional struggle. And with FSU's victory, it is clear that Dixie is dominant. Let us lock arms together and resist this, if you will, northern aggression, recognizing that our way of life is superior.
We can count Florida as part of the South for football
For all the talk of SEC dominance, "the South" as a whole has utterly
dominated the BCS era. Only four years with a win from a school outside the SEC or the state of Florida.