Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/16/12
#1 Alabama If the "Crimson Tide" hadn't of started at #2 in the nation, they would not be the BCS's #1 team in the country. Who have they played? Michigan is the best team that Alabama has played this season, but I'm still trying to find them in the BCS top 25. The combined record for Bama's opposing teams is 20-19. The defense is good, but what offenses have they had to stop? Bama winning a title last season has helped them secure a temporary spot at the top. I hope they don't have to play the Gators in the SEC Championship game.#3 Oregon The Marcus Mariota bandwagon is picking up blind fans across the country. I can clearly see the lack of talent on the defenses that the Ducks have played. They scored 52 points against the Washington Huskies, but LSU with a pretender QB scored 41 on this same Huskies team. Let's break down the defenses that Mariota has played:Fresno State is the only team that ranks in the top 20 in pass defense at 20th, Arizona is ranked 64th, Washington State 65th, and Washington 43rd. The PAC-12 is overrated like always.#5 Notre Dame The "Fighting Irish" have played like they have the best defense in the country, but who have they played? Michigan State can't run the football, plus they rank 104th in scoring. Stanford, who ND just beat, has only scored more than 21 points on two occasions-Against Arizona and Duke. When ND plays Oklahoma and USC who both have true QBs, the Irish will be playing the whole game from behind. Add a weak offensive line with an inconsistency at quarterback and you got a team that will not keep up with the big boys. Don't be surprised if BYU beats ND this weekend.#6 LSU Forget opponents like North Texas, Washington, Idaho, and Towson. When LSU beat Auburn, who has not won an SEC game all season, the score was 12-10. Florida physically wore down the Tigers. As I predicted, LSU's special teams had trouble with South Carolina's Ace Sanders on punt returns. Mettenberger doesn't have the capabilities to win a game on his own. Lack of offense and special teams will prevent LSU from winning.  Hilliard and Ford will have to carry this offense with their running abilities. LSU has rushed for 1,448 yards this season, but how many of these yards were against the first four opponents who I mentioned at the beginning?#10 USC I'll eat my words from this USC article. USC is thin on the defensive side. When you give up 29 points to Syracuse and 28 to Utah, you're not a team that should be in the BCS top 10. Silas Redd is the only running back to score a touchdown on the ground for USC. Bad defense, one dimensional rushing attack, and pressure on Matt Barkley. If I was the defensive coordinator, I would send two spies on defense- one for Barkley and one for Redd.All these overrated teams play at least one other on this list. The BCS will not have any confusion at the end of the season.  Sweetheart's Stuff I can sum this up for you.  Alabama is like the Tide detergent, it's located on the eye-level shelf even though it doesn't work any better than the store-brand. Next, Oregon: When people think Oregon they think ducks, they think of Donald Duck, Disneyland, good times!Notre Dame: Everyone loves a drunken brawl. Throw in a football game and you have instant success!LSU's "Deaf Valley" has registered a 122 decibels noise level. If that's not good enough, they have "Roscoe" a.k.a. Mike VI, a Siberian-Bengal weighing in at 450 lbs. (Try passing by that on the way to the locker room!)The Trojans: The pleasure you want, the protection you trust. Thanks Traveler!Sincerely,Sweetheart
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