Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of The Coaches Trophy during the second half of the 2012 BCS National Championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Blind Test: Who Should Play For College Football's National Championship?

While the college football season is coming to a furious end, fans around the nation are beginning to wonder what team should face off in the national championship. The popular vote generally indicates that the fans would like to see the dominant SEC force of the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the flashy offense of the Oregon Duck.

Alabama and Oregon may be the overwhelming favorites, but people cannot forget the likes of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Kansas State Wildcats.

So who do you think should face off in the BCS title game?

Anyone can look at team names and make a decision based on their personal bias, but what happens when you take a blind test and just look at the raw numbers. Well, let’s take a look. (This chart is from CBS Sports’ research and their “blind test”)

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The chart from CBS shows the teams wins over top 20 opponents, top 40 opponents, opponents win percentage, average point differential and the average Sagarin rank. The Sagarin Rank is the average ranking of the opponents you have played all season — the lower the number, the better.

So after looking at the key, which teams would you vote into the national championship based strictly on the numbers? Your answer may surprise you. Make sure to post your picks in the comments section.

After voting, check out the ANSWER KEY from CBS Sports.

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