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Alabama, Oregon look like frontrunners to meet in Dallas for National Championship

After defending National Champion Florida State pulled out yet another close game against an inferior team, and Mississippi State lost the Egg Bowl, its becoming more clear as to who are the favorites to meet in Dallas for the College Football National Championship on January 10, 2015. Yesterday, Alabama and Oregon looked like teams on a mission, Mission National Championship.

Although Oregon played a softer Oregon State team, its a rivalry game nonetheless and rivalry games are always going to be tough. However, this year, someone forgot to give Oregon the memo. Dominating from start to finish, Oregon cruised to a 47-19 victory on the road in hostile Corvallis.

Bama had a tough home game against in-state rival Auburn, a game Auburn had in its clutches more than midway through the contest. However, Alabama had an explosive fourth quarter and pulled away for the win, 55-44.

Moving forward to Championship Week, both teams play tough games against top 20 opposition at neutral sites. According to the polls, Oregon will have the tougher test, facing Pac-12 South champion Arizona, which should be ranked in the top 10 come Tuesday when the second to last CFP rankings are released. Alabama will face a game Missouri team appearing in its second SEC title game in as many years as it has been in the conference.

Although nothing is guaranteed come Championship Week, based on what college football fans saw yesterday, folks in Tucson and Columbia won’t have much to cheer about come December 6. The only real question that will need to be answered is, who wins more convincingly, Bama or Oregon? Because even if Florida State finally shows up and dominates Georgia Tech in the ACC title game, it still won’t be enough to jump either Alabama or Oregon if all three win out.

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