Assuming Alabama smashes host Auburn on Saturday, at least one team will play for the BCS national title without having won its conference championship, likely without even having won its division in the conference. Possibly, both teams that will meet for the BCS trophy on Jan. 9 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will have failed to win their conference title.
And this is supposed to clarify supremacy at the highest level of college football? This is how the national championship is meant to be decided?
It would be funny if it wasn't so ludicrous.
As it stands, the joke is on college football fans, who in lieu of being able to watch a playoff decide the champion in its Football Bowl Subdivision, will be stuck with a choice that's a lot less palatable.