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Are we the best one loss team?

There is only a handful of weeks left in the season, and Alabama is right now seen as the favorite one-loss team to make it to the national championship (even perhaps jumping undefeated non-BCS teams).  Of course there are other one-loss teams, but I don't see them mentioned as much (the power of the SEC and Alabama's #1 ranking).

 

So here is a list of 1 loss teams:

Nebraska (7-1)

The Loss: Texas 20-13

Best Win: at Oklahoma State (51-41), Missouri (31-17)

Close Wins (6 points or less): None

Blowouts (22 points or more): Western Kentucky, at Washington, at Kansas State

Biggest Test Left: Um...at Texas A&M?  Or Big 12 Championship game...

Common Alabama opponent: None

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 2-0

 

Missouri (7-1)

The Loss: At Nebraska 31-17

Best Win: Oklahoma (36-27)

Close Wins: San Diego State (27-24)

Blowouts: McNeese State, Miami (Ohio), Colorado,

Biggest Test Left: at Texas Tech or Kansas State

Common Alabama opponent: None

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 1-1

 

Oklahoma (7-1)

 

The Loss: at Missouri (36-27)

Best Win: Florida State 47-17

Close Wins: Utah St. (31-24), Air Force (27-24), at Cincinnati (31-29)

Blowouts: Florida State, Iowa State, Colorado

Biggest Test Left: At Baylor, at Oklahoma State

Common Alabama opponent: None

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 2-1 (wins against Florida State and Texas)

 

Oklahoma State (7-1)

 

The Loss: Nebraska (51-41)

Best Win: at Kansas State or Texas A&M

Close Wins: Troy (41-38), Texas A&M (38-35)

Blowouts: Washington State, Tulsa, at Louisiana-Lafayette

Biggest Test Left: Baylor and Oklahoma

Common Alabama opponent: None

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 0-1

 

Michigan State (8-1)

 

The Loss: at Iowa (37-6)

Best Win: Wisconsin

Close Wins: Notre Dame (34-31, OT)

Blowouts: Western Michigan, Northern Colorado

Biggest Test Left: at Penn State

Common Alabama opponent: It will be Penn State

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 2-1 (wins against Michigan and Wisconsin)

 

Wisconsin 7-1

 

The Loss: Michigan State (34-24)

Best Win: Ohio State, at Iowa

Close Wins: Arizona State (20-19), at Iowa (31-30)

Blowouts: Austin Peay

Biggest Test Left: at Michigan, Northwestern

Common Alabama opponent: Defeated San Jose State 41-21

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 2-1

 

Ohio State 8-1

 

The Loss: at Wisconsin 31-18

Best Win: Miami or Illinois (the only other team they have defeated over .500 is Ohio)

Close Wins: None (closest win was by 11 points over Illinois)

Blowouts: Marshall, Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota

Biggest Test Left: at Iowa

Common Alabama opponent: Penn State on 11/13

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 1-1 (defeated Miami)

 

Arizona 7-1

 

The Loss: Oregon State (29-27)

Best Win: Iowa (34-27)

Close Wins: Cal (10-9)

Blowouts: at Toledo, Citadel, Washington

Biggest Test Left: at Stanford, at Oregon

Common Alabama opponent: None

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 1-0

 

Stanford 7-1

 

The Loss: at Oregon (52-31)

Best Win: USC (37-35)

Close Wins: USC (37-35)

Blowouts: Sacramento State, at UCLA, Wake Forest, at Notre Dame, at Washington

Biggest Test Left: Arizona

Common Alabama opponent: None

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 0-1

 

LSU 7-1

 

The Loss: at Auburn (24-17)

Best Win: Mississippi State (29-7)

Close Wins: North Carolina (30-24), West Virginia (20-14), Tennessee (16-14), at Florida (33-29)

Blowouts: at Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, McNeese State

Biggest Test Left: Alabama, at Arkansas

Common Alabama opponent:Tennessee, Florida

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 3-1

 

Nevada 7-1

 

The Loss:at Hawaii 27-21

Best Win: Cal (52-31)

Close Wins: None

Blowouts: Eastern Washington, Colorado State, Cal, San Jose State,

Biggest Test Left: at Fresno State, Boise State

Common Alabama opponent: San Jose State (35-13)

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game):0-0

 

and finally Alabama's resume

Alabama 7-1

The Loss: at South Carolina (35-21)

Best Win: at Arkansas (24-20)

Close Wins: at Arkansas (24-20)

Blowouts: San Jose State, Duke, Florida, Tennessee

Biggest Test Left: at LSU, Mississippi State, Auburn

Record vs. Top 25 (at time of game): 3-1

 

 

The biggest thing for Alabama is if they finish with one loss no one touches what they would have gone through to make it that far (not even included is the SEC Championship game), only LSU would come close.  Oklahoma State and Ohio State seem to be the BCS teams that have fed on "cupcakes" the most. Anyway opinions?

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