Just when Alabama’s chances of getting back into the national championship picture seemed slim to none, and just when it seemed like hope was all-but lost, the college football gods had a change of heart.
No. 1 Kansas State was shocked by Baylor 52-24 on the road.
No. 2 Oregon lost to No. 13 Stanford 17-14 in overtime at home.
In other words, Saturday night brought chaos.
So what does that mean for the Crimson Tide? It means they could be No. 2 in the new BCS standings that come out Sunday night and regain control of their own destiny.
Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC) was in the driver’s seat headed straight for Miami until new conference foe Texas A&M pulled off the upset last week. But the Tide regrouped and Saturday, took out all their aggression on poor Western Carolina, shutting out the FCS opponent 49-0.
All the Tide has to do now is beat a struggling Auburn team to make it to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta on Dec. 1. There they would meet Georgia (who is currently No. 5 but will probably be No. 3 when the new standings come out) and the winner could book themselves a business trip to South Florida in January.
Who doesn't love a little BCS shakeup in the final weeks of the season?
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