IF THE national-title game were being held this week, Alabama would play Florida, because those are the top two teams in the first BCS standings that were revealed Sunday night.
But the teams that will make it to Miami on Jan. 7 won't be determined for another 7 weeks. So what we have for the moment is merely the starting point.
In other words, if you're Oregon, which is ranked No. 2 in both polls, relax. You still control your own destiny. Unless, of course, maybe Alabama and Florida play a one-point game in the SEC finale. Hey, we had an SEC rematch last season. But that was a first. And there wasn't another major unbeaten that got left out.