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11/26/2012 9:24:00 AM
After a few weeks of confusion in the BCS, one thing has become certain – Notre Dame will be in Miami come January playing for the national championship.
Notre Dame Secures
Birth In BCS Championship Game: Will Face Alabama Or Georgia
With a 22-13 victory over USC on Saturday, The Fighting
Irish moved to 12-0 on the year and have officially earned the right to play
for a national title.
Their opponent will be either Georgia or Alabama in the BCS
championship game. The two schools face each other next Saturday and will not
only play for the SEC championship, but will have date with Notre Dame in Miami
This will be the seventh straight year a school from the SEC
will play for the championship.
BCS chaos was finally avoided with Notre Dame’s win
last night. Had they suffered the loss, teams like Kansas State, Florida and
Oregon (all with one loss) would have made their case to play in the title
game. Not to mention a new can of worms would have opened up if multiple
schools became part of the BCS mix.
However, Kansas State, Florida and Oregon must take
full responsibility for their position, as it is their own fault they are on
the outside looking in and not going to Miami in January.
The College Football odds makers have already released odds for a possible Notre Dame and Alabama matchup. The Crimson Tide are posted at -9 at BetOnline, while the odds makers at SBR Forum have Bama posted at -10.5
Best Team in the Country?
Getting back to Notre Dame is it hard to believe they
were unranked to start the season and really underappreciated for most of the
year. But now at 12-0 they are back on top of the college football world, with
what seems to be an aurora of destiny waiting.
Destiny has been impossible for Notre Dame since last
winning the championship back 1988, but the dream that has lasted about 24
years can become a reality in about a month and half from now.
With all the accomplishments by Notre Dame this
season, one final step needs to happen, but it won’t be easy by any stretch of
Second ranked Alabama and third rank Georgia both
made statements on Saturday, winning their rivalry matchups, as the Crimson
Tide crushed Auburn 49-0, while the Bull Dogs rolled right past Georgia Tech
With a win over Georgia next week, Alabama will play
for its third national title in the past four years.
Notre Dame will take neither Georgia nor Alabama
lightly, but will rather take the approach that worked for them all year. A
grind it out running game for four quarters of football pounding yard after
yard on their way to the goal line and touchdowns.