As T.J. Yeldon ran into the Tiger Stadium end zone, his arms outstretched as he screamed into the Baton Rouge night, the consensus was resoundly confirmed.
Alabama is the nations No. 1 team. The only question is, who should be No. 2?
Its Oregon that is second in the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Poll, while Kansas State holds that spot in the BCS Standings and Notre Dame is close behind, sitting fourth in all three rankings.
So how do we sort out the contenders?
For all its offense the Ducks are averaging 561.2 yards and 54.3 points per game the defense is shaky, having allowed 392.5 yards in Pac-12 play. Its dangerous living, but with the talent at Chip Kellys disposal, it has yet to cost Oregon.
The Wildcats have the Heisman Trophy leader in quarterback Collin Klein and they make few mistakes with 24 turnovers gained to two lost, and its tied for first in FBS committing just 3.2 penalties per game. But six of their eight games have come against teams ranked 47th or lower in tota...