Dustin, you know at least once or twice a football season a given team just doesn't play well, uncharacteristically lays the ball on the ground a couple times, or runs into a hot QB or some other bad matchup. If that happens against Florida Atlantic, you are likely so much better physically that you can overcome it and win the game. If that happens against LSU you don't have such a physical advantage and you will lose.
If you flip the two teams you can say exactly the same thing.
I've personally seen Alabama win 5 championships, and every time they had to win a game they really shouldn't have. The best example of that would be a 3-0 win over the Tigahs in Red Stick in a driving rain storm. See the Tennessee game in 2009 where we had to block 2 FGs to win. If we had played against LSU in 2009 the way we did against UT, LSU would have won by double digits.
Once you get to the level of Bama and LSU, there is a great deal of luck involved in actually winning out and winning the NC. I should say something here about a certain team managing to win he NC with two losses, but that would just be mean.
"This is for everybody in this city who's had homes that used to be wet," he said after receiving the NFC championship trophy. "This is for the city of New Orleans." -Sean Payton
In any event, I have to wait a few weeks before LSU plays the gayturds to get somewhat excited about a game. Bluh.
i wish major league baseball would have left it "right" where only division winners went to lcs and ws. those damn wild card cardinals wouldn't have even been in it last year. now they have two wild cards this year.....go figure?
I hear ya on baseball. The same way with The NFL (See the packers run.). That's another thing to love about CFB. Every game matters. Ya don't have to be the best team in the country that week, just the best team in the stadium.