Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/26/12
Alabama is perfectly built for the new playoff format that starts in 2014. After putting on a defensive clinic in the 21-0 BCS Championship Game win over LSU, will anyone be all that happy if, say, a 12-0 Oklahoma or 13-0 Oregon is in the BCS Championship Game and a one-loss Alabama isn't? The new playoff system was designed perfectly for the Tide to roll through, but this year it will have to try to get the job done the old-fashioned BCS way and it'll have to fill a slew of holes to make it happen. Yes, the Alabama defense put up a historic season, but that's partly because it faced offenses that ranked 119th in the country (Kent State), 114th (Ole Miss), 105th (Florida), 104th (Tennessee), 100th (Auburn), 98th (Vanderbilt), 96th (North Texas), 95th (Penn State), 86th (LSU) and 84th (Mississippi State). Arkansas was the only BCS team on the slate with any teeth offensively, but it was Georgia Southern - whose O ranked 13th in the nation among FCS teams - who had the most success ...
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