In the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll that was conducted a couple of weeks ago, college football fans were very sure of who the best team in the country was, as 49 percent of them selected the Alabama Crimson Tide as the best team in the country. Right behind them was Florida State at 14 percent, followed by Ohio State at 8 percent, Baylor at 5 percent, and Oregon and Stanford both at 3 percent.
Over the weekend Alabama suffered their first loss of the season, as they fell to the Auburn Tigers after a Alabama kicker Adam Griffith attempted a 57 yard field goal which missed short, was caught in the end-zone by Auburn's Chris Davis who ran it back 100+ yards for the touchdown with 0 seconds on the clock, winning the Iron Bowl for the Tigers.
Currently, Alabama has dropped from being ranked number 1 in the BCS, to being ranked 4th, while Auburn jumped from 4 to 3 in the current BCS rankings. Even though the Crimson Tide lost at the last second, it wouldn't be ridiculous to still call them the best team in the country. They have the best coach in sports in Nick Saban, and can still beat any team in the top 5 on any day.
With Alabama's loss, Florida State has jumped from number 2 in the BCS to number 1, and Ohio State has jumped from 3rd to 2nd. It's a shame that we won't be seeing Alabama play for another national title, but I'm sure they'll be back strong next season. As I said, Nick Saban is the best coach in all of sports, so he'll definitely have the Crimson Tide back as the undisputed kings of college football next season.
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