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Grounds crew workers paint the Allstate BCS Championship logo on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The New Orleans’ Superdome is the site of this year’s game to determine the national college football champion. This is the 15th year the NCAA has held the game and it’s had its fair share of controversies, most of them stemming from the way in which teams are chosen for the game.
Unlike most other championships, the entrants aren’t chosen by play-off. Instead a complicated mélange of rankings and polls determines who will play the game. This has led many, including the president to question the validity of the system.
This year the top ranked school, Louisiana State University will be playing against Alabama. A team that had an 11-0 season with their only regular season loss being against LSU. This is the first time in the history of the BCS championship that the teams have already played one another in the regular season.
In fact, in the 14 years since the bowl game began the teams have always been from different divisions and conferences, something that has many fans sports writers and fans thinking the computer made a bad call. Either way, the game must go on. Now the question is will Alabama ride the crimson tide to victory, or will the Tigers tear them the shreds?
Chris Dufresne, Sports Reporter, Los Angeles Times