The AP top 10 is probably a little different than how the BCS top 10 will shake out, but let’s talk about some predictions for what we know at this point. The BCS rankings will be released at 8:30 EST this evening.
No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide
It’s been a foregone conclusion since the season kicked off that if Bama could avoid the loss to Texas A&M they would be headed back to the National Championship game in Pasadena. As Lee Corso would exclaim, “NOT so fast my friend!”
Nov. 9 – #11 LSU
Nov. 16 – @ Miss. State
Nov. 23 – Chattanooga
Nov. 30 – @ #8 Auburn
There is still much to be decided in the world of the Crimson Tide. LSU always presents a palpable challenge, but normally Saban with more than a week to prepare is death for anybody. Again though “NOT so fast” because the Mad Hatter gets the same two weeks to prepare his team. This should be an instant classic, but I think Bama gets by.
Mississippi State is a trouble game because whatever happens against LSU it’s going to be impossible to get up the same way the previous week on the road for a mid-tier SEC team. The Bulldogs will give Bama their best shot and may be in it late, but Bama gets that one too.
Then another potential classic against Auburn. If Nick Marshall is healthy for the Tigers that could be a good match up for awhile. Unfortunately for Auburn, Alabama will be smelling a trifecta at this point. Hello SEC Championship.