Regardless of who loses the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, the Florida Gators are going to jump them in the BCS Rankings to take 2nd place in the Southeastern Conference and go to the Sugar Bowl.
We have already discussed this in the Bowl Projections and that doesn’t come as a shock to anyone. What did seem shocking is Nick Saban’s comment on this situation. If Alabama loses to Georgia, the Crimson Tide will slide to the Capital One Bowl or potentially worse than that. According to the Palm Beach Post, Nick Saban said:
It’s not really a great scenario, You play your way into the SEC championship game, which means you’re the best team in your division. It doesn’t seem quite right, but it is what it is. I don’t really know what me commenting about it is going to do to change it. But I don’t feel good about it.
Did he forget that last year Alabama did NOT play in the SEC Championship Game?
They passed the loser of the SEC Championship Game and a couple other teams from other conferences in the BCS Rankings to play for the National Championship. Of all people, you would think that Nick Saban would not be the one to make a complaint about this situation!
A reporter asked Will Muschamp what he thought about Nick Saban’s comment and he responded with:
Well, I can switch and go to Atlanta if he doesn’t want to go to Atlanta and play (Georgia). Be careful what you ask for, Nick.