November 10, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Texas A

Alabama Loss Means SEC Championship Streak Is In Danger

Down went the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide thanks to Johnny Football and the Texas A&M Aggies.

The No. 15 Aggies jumped out to an early 20-0 first quarter lead over Alabama thanks to a hot start from quarterback sensation Johnny Manziel and hang on for the 29-24 win over the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide. By knocking Alabama out of the number one spot, Texas A&M has shaken up the national championship picture.

As it stands, there is no undefeated SEC team and the conferences six-year title streak is in serious danger.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats all remain unbeaten and are now in the top three spots in the nation. If the three squads can remain undefeated, there is virtually no chance that a one-loss SEC team could leapfrog the unbeaten teams and represent the mighty conference in the BCS national championship game.

The fine folks at College Football Talk spoke with an unnamed BCS guru who confirmed that the SEC’s championship streak is in serious jeopardy.

“After A&M jumped out [to a 20-0 first-quarter lead], I started running scenarios where a one-loss Alabama could make the title game [if the other three remain unbeaten],” the BcS guru, who asked not to be named, told CFT. “I simply couldn’t find one.

“That doesn’t mean there’s not one, but it does mean it would take something unprecedented.”

SEC fans are going to need to root for the opponents of Notre Dame, Oregon and Kansas State and hope that two of the three teams fall in the final weeks of the season or they will see The Coaches Trophy passed on to a different conference.

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  • txmarko

    Once again, ignoring the Strength of Schedule metric means that teams can play creampuff schedules and still declare themselves the Best Team in the Land by simply crushing creampuffs.

    Playoffs cannot get here soon enough.

    • Josh Sanchez

      To be fair, out of the undefeated teams heading into the week, Alabama had the second weakest schedule.

  • Fredrick Lamar Mayes

    Ok. Alabama played LSU. Tough team and the score was incredibly close. We played Texas A&M tonight. Another incredibly close game. Those two teams aren’t creampuffs as you would like to call it. Besides, If every single college football team played nothing but hard schedules every single year, Then where does it leave the much weaker teams? Playing other weaker teams? Besides, What if the Playoffs prove that Bama has what it takes? Y’all haters will still try to call Bama weak and a sorry team.

    • Hester Monk

      Maybe people wouldn’t hate on Alabama so much if the fans were not so frickin’ obnoxious!

  • Kenneth Avery

    And your article didn’t have any bragging, biased text, did it?

    • Josh Sanchez

      I didn’t notice any.