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.