There is a lot of talk as to whether or not there should be a rematch between LSU and Alabama in the national championship game. Put WASEAN firmly in the camp that says, ‘yes’.
How far ahead are Alabama and LSU? According to WASEAN, Alabama should be a 7.5 point favorite on a neutral field over #3 Wisconsin. That’s as far ahead as Wisconsin is ahead of #10 Michigan or #11 Arkansas, for example.
Another way to look at this is that LSU would have to lose to Georgia 30-0 to fall behind Wisconsin for #2.
I’m definitely not in favor of a rematch in most circumstances. In most circumstances, we really don’t know if #2 is better than #3 or #4, so I’d lean towards giving someone else a shot.
But Alabama and LSU played an overtime game, as have beaten all others. They’ve clearly proven they are the two best teams in the country.
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