While it's still yet to hit me that we're only a few days away from having no more college football until the brief respite of spring camp, one point I will submit to you before this week's National Championship game is the question of number two. That's right, number two. In the wake of Utah's upset over Alabama on Friday night (and, oh by the way, I guess that was kinda a big deal) it seems that a number of people suddenly want to make the argument that the Utes should grab at least a share of the national title. I think it's a valid argument, and actually one I brought up on the podcast during our preview show a few weeks back.
Yet for the amount of controversy that point is bound to create, one has to wonder about the potential mess of ranking the post-season Top 5. I mean c'mon, you've already got a PAC-10 crowd saying USC is the best team in the country, and you've also got the crowd of people who still feel like Texas was screwed out of the Title game via the Big XII tiebreak. And that's not even taking into account the loser of this week's national title, who could very well fall back on the argument of winning the most difficult conference in the country before losing to the best team in the country. Starting to catch my drift? If there are sectional differences of opinion in the college football landscape (and in all seriousness how can you say there are not?) than we are going to see them play out in the AP voting after this thing is all said in done. If nothing else it should provide an interesting prelude to the beginning of next year, as we'll likely see the same five teams vying for Top 5 consideration.