The Iron Bowl figures heavily in the national championship race for the fifth straight year.
Losses by Oregon and Kansas State put No. 2 Alabama back in strong position Saturday night a week after falling to No. 9 Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide will face No. 3 Georgia in the SEC championship game with a win over rival Auburn.
The Tigers don't have an SEC win. The two teams have collected the last three national titles and Alabama was No. 1 going into the 2008 game.
The losses touched off a celebration around Tuscaloosa late Saturday with a YouTube video showing fans lining the streets near campus.
Tide center Barrett Jones says of the regular-season finale: ''It's the West, it's all our hopes and dreams, and also, it's Auburn.''
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Alabama's Barrett Jones summed up the Iron Bowl's significance hours before it got really meaningful nationally.
"It's the West, it's all our hopes and dreams, and also, it's Auburn," the Crimson Tide center said after Saturday's early game.
Then it got even bigger. For the fifth straight year, the Iron Bowl features a team squarely in the national...
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