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Alabama 2008 Fits the Profile of a National Champion

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Yes, this headline is meant to grab attention. No, I don't think Alabama will win a national title in 2008 (that's the disclaimer for all of the troll/lurker fans of other teams that'll try to use this headline as a weapon.) That being said, a recent Rivals.com mentions five characteristics all BCS Champion teams have had in common. In 2008, only six team meet those five criteria and our Crimson Tide is one of them. The other five are Georgia, USC, Wake Forest, Rutgers and Kansas.

My rank of the order of possibility of those six teams for winning from greatest to least would be:

USC
Georgia
Alabama
Kansas
Rutgers
Wake Forest

I'm not going to steal their thunder and rewrite their article, but it is interesting to see how few teams in 2008 meet the criteria of the 10 champions.