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Alabama is clearly the best team in college football.  While I would like to have seen how Oregon would have fared against them, I don’t think that even the Ducks would have had much of a chance tonight. What is most disappointing about this game, besides the lopsided score, is that Notre Dame didn’t even seem like it belonged on the same field as these guys. They probably would have ended up in the middle of the pack in the SEC.  Certainly Texas A&M would have kicked their butts.  LSU, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina likewise.  I look forward to a playoff.

Nevertheless, congratulations to Alabama. They have built an outstanding program, and they do it with class: no showboating, no bragging–just hard nose, fundamental football at a very high speed.  Very impressive.