As the two-time defending BCS National Champion, the Alabama Crimson Tide has ruled the rankings this season since the opening weekend. That position at No. 1 has only gotten stronger it seems as the season has progressed and the Tide’s dispatching of the LSU Tigers in emphatic fashion on Saturday has only cemented their spot at No. 1 in the latest BCS standings. Is there anything that can keep the Tide from a third straight national title?
Barring a major upset down the stretch, there certainly doesn’t appear to be any way that they don’t get the chance to defend their title in the 2013 BCS National Championship game. The latest BCS standings have the Tide solidly at No. 1 with just three games to go in the regular season. All Nick Saban has to to is get his team to take care of business against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-5), FCS Chattanooga and the rival Auburn Tigers (9-1) in the Iron Bowl at season’s end to secure their spot in the SEC Title game before going on to the national championship game.
Saban has gotten the very best out of his team week in and week out, earning the top spot in the standings with emphatic wins all season long. If any team looked immune to a mental lapse down the stretch, it might be this Alabama team with senior leadership across the board and a singular focus of bringing another crystal football home to Tuscaloosa.
With the finish line now within reach and the goal of a third-straight BCS National Championship within reach, can anything keep the Tide from finishing at the of the college football world yet again?