Alabama will get its shot at BCS history. For the first time since Ohio State made back-to-back trips to the BCS National Championship Game in 2007 and 2008, we have a return contender for the BCS title in the Crimson Tide.
But unlike the Buckeyes, who lost both attempts to lift the crystal football, the Crimson Tide have a shot to make history — and win a second straight BCS national title, something that has not been accomplished in the BCS era.
With a thrilling 32-28 victory over Georgia in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game, the Crimson Tide locked up the SEC’s automatic bid to a BCS bowl. But more importantly, the BCS No. 2 Crimson Tide assured themselves of a spot in the national championship game against Notre Dame. The achievement will become official when the bowl pairings are announced tomorrow.
In last season’s BCS title game, the Crimson Tide bested LSU in a rematch of a regular season game between the two teams that the Tigers won. Alabama made the championship game without competing for the SEC title, riling up many fans around the country. This year the Crimson Tide completed a 12-1 record with an SEC crown to boot.