The battle to play against the LSU Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game has come down to the wire, with computers and humans nearly split down the middle on whether the Oklahoma St. Cowboys or Alabama Crimson Tide should advance to New Orleans. According to CBS Sports' Jerry Palm, who has his head as inside this stuff as anybody, the Tide have the numbers to force a rematch.
@jppalm Sources tell me it's official: LSU-Alabama, the sequel.
It's likely to be very close, and it won't be official until some time after 8:15 p.m. ET. Bama was the favorite coming into Saturday, but a strong performance by OSU against Oklahoma had many wondering whether the lead would hold. According to one informed report, it will.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
TV channel: ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN3D
2010 winner and loser: Auburn, Oregon