Later today, at 8 ET on CBS, #1 LSU and #2 Alabama will duel it out in an SEC West matchup. Although I think that this matchup should be #1 vs. #3 or 4 because of level of teams played, I have to admit that the game is intriguing, and I might watch. Although this is an SEC game, and I don't like the SEC (can you say overrated), I think that we could see either of these teams in the National Championship Game. The game will be a defensive struggle, with two of the nation's top defenses going head to head. Alabama is coached by Nick Saban, a two-time national championship winning coach (one with LSU), and LSU is coached by Saban's successor, Les Miles, who has led the Tigers to a title in 2007. This is, in my mind, Alabama's first real test of the year. Florida and Penn State don't count as really great competition, and while LSU was playing teams such as Oregon and West Virginia, ranked in the top 25, Alabama was playing Kent State and North Texas. Granted, Western Kentucky and Northwestern State aren't that great either, but at least LSU has scheduled some non-conference, tough matchups, instead of relying on the power of the SEC. That being said, not many teams walk into Bryant-Denny Stadium and come out having beaten the Tide. That is why I think that Alabama will win. Roll Tide!
My Prediction: 12-10 Alabama