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(01-11-2012, 07:51 AM)
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Congrats to Desperado on winning the 2011/2012 NeoGaf Bowl Pick Em!

Originally Posted by Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The defenses lived up to the billing in the latest Game of the Century. For most of the game neither No. 1 LSU nor No. 2 Alabama could reach the end zone.

The Crimson aren't complaining.

They now have won 2 of the last 3 BCS title games.

"It didn't go by the script," LSU coach Les Miles said. "The key is to keep fighting, to find a way."

Find a way, these Tigers did not.

Of course, for the thousands who tuned in across the nation to watch a game billed as "The de Facto National Championship" the end result was, anything but appealing.

"Okie state should played in this game. Teams that provide actual entertainment should be rewarded. I would drop LSU and Alabama out of the top ten on principle. Get that garbage football off my TV," said one fan after the game.

"I can't say I know too much about teams outside our conference right now, but I know that team over there is a damn fine one," responded LSU coach Les Miles.

The latest AP poll seem to agree with coach Miles as the Crimson Tide of Alabama received 55 of the 60 first place votes in the final poll, something that once again doesn't seem to please the masses: "I find it a [expletive] joke to society that [Ala]bama got to play in this game," one college football fan was quoted as saying Monday evening.

Coach Nick Saban of Alabama was not quite ready to agree, "When you get blown out, you've got lots of issues and problems," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "I don't think anybody could watch that game and say LSU doesn't have a really good team and didn't play a really good game. They just didn't win."

"Whoever the folks are who make those decisions will make those decisions based on the full body of work of every team in the country and choose which teams are the best," Saban said. "I really can't speculate on a hypothetical situation and it's really not our focus right now, anyway."


Final Rankings:

Originally Posted by AP

1 Alabama (55) 12-1 1495
2 LSU (1) 13-1 1425
3 Oklahoma State (4) 12-1 1399
4 Oregon 12-2 1250
5 Arkansas 11-2 1198
6 USC 10-2 1181
7 Stanford 11-2 1167
8 Boise State 12-1 1127
9 South Carolina 11-2 1013
10 Wisconsin 11-3 905
11 Michigan State 11-3 873
12 Michigan 11-2 839
13 Baylor 10-3 780
14 TCU 11-2 653
15 Kansas State 10-3 621
16 Oklahoma 10-3 572
17 West Virginia 10-3 547
18 Houston 13-1 518
19 Georgia 10-4 439
20 Southern Miss 12-2 411
21 Virginia Tech 11-3 329
22 Clemson 10-4 188
23 Florida State 9-4 154
24 Nebraska 9-4 143
25 Cincinnati 10-3 103

Originally Posted by Sport's Information Directors

1 Alabama (59) 12-1 1475
2 LSU 13-1 1404
3 Oklahoma State 12-1 1367
4 Oregon 12-2 1290
5 Arkansas 11-2 1188
6 Boise State 12-1 1162
7 Stanford 11-2 1106
8 South Carolina 11-2 1084
9 Michigan 11-2 925
10 Michigan State 11-3 912
11 Wisconsin 11-3 911
12 Baylor 10-3 775
13 TCU 11-2 710
14 Houston 13-1 673
15 Oklahoma 10-3 610
16 Kansas State 10-3 602
17 Virginia Tech 11-3 574
18 West Virginia 10-3 554
19 Southern Miss 12-2 429
20 Georgia 10-4 345
21 Cincinnati 10-3 248
22 Clemson 10-4 237
23 Florida State 9-4 205
24 Nebraska 9-4 144
25 Brigham Young 10-3 79

Code:

Bowl Standings
Conference USA		5	4–1	0.800
MAC	       	        5	4–1	0.800
Big 12	      	        8	6–2	0.750
SEC	        	9	6–3	0.667
Big East	        5	3–2	0.600
Independents	        2	1–1	0.500
Big Ten	        	10	4–6	0.400
Mountain West	        5	2–3	0.400
Sun Belt	        3	1–2	0.333
Pac-12	        	7	2–5	0.286
ACC	        	8	2–6	0.250
WAC	        	3	0–3	0.000
Congrats to Alabama your 2012 BCS MNChampions!
(I was gonna troll with a picture from November game but I can't find any worth using)

Originally Posted by Fulmer Cup Standings

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