(AP) A rematch of Alabama-LSU in the BCS championship game is close to being a foregone conclusion. The top-ranked Tigers have already put together such a strong resume that even if they lose the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday to No. 12 Georgia, there is still a good shot they will play for the BCS title. The second-ranked Crimson Tide has it even easier than LSU. Alabama is in the clubhouse with an 11-1 record, in good position to keep its spot in the BCS standings no matter how championship Saturday plays out while it rests. LSU beat Alabama 9-6 in overtime in a regular-season matchup on Nov. 5.
#3 Oklahoma State still has a chance to play for the title, but will likely need a blowout win over #10 Oklahoma on Saturday in the Bedlam Game to impress the pollsters enough to slide the Cowboys to #2.