MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Alabama Crimson Tide can breathe a little easier after the Saturday upsets of No.1 ranked Kansas State and No. 2 ranked Oregon.
Kansas State’s Championship hopes were destroyed in a devastating 52-24 loss to Baylor, followed by Oregon’s 17-14 overtime loss to Stanford.
On Nov. 10, the Crimson Tide suffered an emotional loss against the SEC’s newest addition, the Texas A&M Aggies, dropping the Tide from No. 1 to No. 5 in the BCS standings.
Subsequently, Alabama was left on the periphery. Their championship dreams needed a little help from at least two of the nation’s top three teams.
Saturday’s upsets provide Alabama the possibility of contending for the program’s 15 th National Championship.
Alabama once again controls its own destiny.
A win against Auburn in the classic “Iron Bowl” match up, and a victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship guarantee the Tide a trip to Miami in January.
Whether the Tide proves the victor of the SEC Championship and subsequent winner of the BCS National Championship is yet to be seen.
If it does, the win would present the Southeastern Conference with its 7 th consecutive National Title, after a suddenly rocky season for the Tide.