you know though, why I'm here, may as well toss a thought into the ring. There are many who think that Alabama won't even win the SEC, worse yet the National Championship.
I'm sure there a 'istics to both prove and disprove otherwise. Florida seems to be the clear favortie to win the conference, and, given 'Bama's history of no-show in the really big one's ... well ... I tend to agree, the SEC championship will go to the Gators.
Now let me qualify my statement by saying this. I havn't picked a winner since the 1975 Rose Bowl, I just wanted make an observation while I was on this "feel good" thread.
havn't picked a winner since the 1975 Rose BowlGo Buckeyes ...Woof
"Nick won't win one this year, that's for sure. "
"Bama has no chance against......."
"Bama will lose this week." (Doesn't even matter when we have had bye weeks! The haters insist we will lose even if we are NOT playing!)
Thats not what the professionals think. 3:1 is the current standard line of Bama winning the BCS Title.
Current College Football Odds - Winner BCS Title
Texas Tech 4:1
Penn State 100:1
Boise State 300:1
source: linesmaker.com, nsawins.com, sportsbet.com
What the haters fail to realize is we don't / shouldn't care about Bama being ranked #1. It doesn't matter if the winner of Oklahoma vs Texas Tech moves ahead of Bama in the next poll. It doesn't matter if almighty Florida were to move ahead of us. We don't care. Alabama controls their own destiny now.
Personaly, I hope we do drop to second in the next poll. Theres no need to give the Barners any extra incentive of playing #1. We've already worn the #1 bullseye and even defended it on the road at LSU. If (when imho) we drop to #2 in the next poll - that will only serve as more motivation. I believe this team sees themselves as underappreciated anyway. Dropping us in the poll will only feed the fire.
The only thing that really matters is the next game. Alabama controls their own destiny now.