Another factor that makes this year huge is that we haven't won an Iron Bowl in 6 years. That gets really hard. When you look forward to one game all year and you haven't won it in over half a decade, that's just sad. Well, Auburn's had a terrible year this year, so just logically we should win with no trouble. But that's just not how the Iron Bowl goes. This game is all Auburn has to live for, and they will fight for it with everything they've got. All bets are off when it comes to this game. If Alabama does win, I'm going to be ecstatic because we've finally beaten Auburn and it will give us a perfect 12-0 season. Now, we'll still have to play Florida for the SEC Championship, but I'm focused on ending the regular season perfectly. Then I'll focus on us beating Florida, which
will truly be the toughest game we'll play all season.
One more interesting thing to note: the BCS, AP, and USA Today rankings. Alabama is #1 in all the polls, but each poll has a different #2. The BCS says it's Texas, the AP poll says Florida, and USA Today gives it to Oklahoma. Wow. This really sets an interesting stage for the national title game. In my opinion, you've got to give the #2 to Florida because they are AMAZING.
BUT one thing is for sure: Alabama is #1 for the first time since I've been around, and if we beat Auburn and Florida, we are going to the National Championship. Speaking of, I really am behind all the people who say we need to reform the way the national champion is choosen. I agree with a playoff system, because then two SEC teams could play for the title. This makes so much sense to me, because it is by and large the strongest conference in college football. It's ridiculous that teams from the same conference aren't able to play each other for the national title, even if they deserve it. Anyway, there's my two cents.
Happy Iron Bowl week, everybody.