In case you missed it, the Bowl Championship Series title game has been moved to Nov. 5. That's the day Louisiana State and Alabama square off in Tuscaloosa.
Is there any doubt that these two Southeastern Conference teams are the best in the land? Of course, contractual agreements will force the winner to beat an Oklahoma, Boise State or Stanford on Jan. 9 in New Orleans, but as we all know, that's just a formality because a team from the almighty SEC has won the last five BCS title games.
The BCS Guru has reaffirmed the importance of next month's game. His latest simulated BCS standings have Alabama No. 1 and LSU No. 2.
Oklahoma occupies the No. 3 slot, followed by Boise State, Oklahoma State, Clemson, Stanford, Wisconsin, Texas and Michigan.
The Guru writes on his blog that the simulated standings are the most accurate yet because the Anderson & Hester computers rankings were made available this week. That means he now has data from five of the six computer rankings used by the BCS.
The first official BCS standings will be released on Oct. 16.