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4 Elite Unbeatens = BCS Chaos

AP

From all across college football’s upper tier, last Saturday had that distinct and uncomfortable feeling like it was going to be one of those cataclysmic days when nearly every dream championship scenario of this exciting season was about to come unraveled. Top-ranked Alabama – this year’s supposed super team – was on the verge of being upset at Louisiana State. No. 2 Oregon – college football’s Greatest Show on Turf – was in a crazy shootout in the LA Coliseum against Southern California, and fourth-ranked Notre Dame needed triple overtime to beat unranked Pittsburgh.

I thought – I hoped, actually – that we were heading to the symbolic conclusion to college football’s imperfect process. How could it be any...

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