Number 1 vs. Number 2 Match-Up Historically Favors Tide


This number will change after today's game to #1. Also if history is any indication, this No. 1 vs. No. 2 match-up with LSU and Alabama, should favor the Tide.

In the last few meetings between No. 1 and No. 2 in the regular since 2000, No. 2 leads 4-1. The only victory coming for the No. 1 team was when Ohio State defeated Michigan 42-39 back in 2006 which wasn’t as close as the score would indicate. Ohio State led Michigan most of the game including having a 28-14 at the half. Michigan made a slight comeback, but fell short.

This is the third time in the past two years the Tide has been involved in No. 1 vs. No. 2 contest. The Tide faced Florida in the 2009 SEC Championship Game and defeated the Gators 32-13 taking over the No. 1 spot in the country.

Then the Tide defeated the No. 2 Texas Longhorns 37-21 in the national championship game, so the Tide finds itself in a familiar position.

Ironically, the last time LSU defeated a No. 1 or No. 2 rank team was under Nick Saban when his Tigers defeated then No. 2 Tennessee 31-20 back in the 2001 SEC Championship Game.

The last time a team started No. 1 in the BCS and ended No. 1 at the end of the season, was USC back in 2004. The Tigers may have their work cut out for them come Saturday night.

Editorial note by ALCrimsonTide:
But as we all know, history means nothing except maybe in terms of experience. The games played in the past have absolutely zero bearing on today's game. Its a whole new set of players who have to make plays for their team in order to determine the winner. It is my belief that Alabama will win handily and take over #1 in the country.

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