AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26: Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes upfield against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Here it is, the final ballot before championship weekend:
Nothing too unorthodox here. I'm not thrilled about setting up an SEC rematch, but I don't see any way to avoid it. LSU and Alabama have the two best resumes, and that probably will remain true even if LSU loses to Georgia. How strange would be to see two conference also-rans in the title game? We might find out.
I'm not sure why I had Oklahoma so low before, and therefore can't fully explain a six point jump except that I think they warrant it. It will work itself out one way or another this week. I'm not really feeling any of the final five, but there it is. Obviously, all of the action is at the top of the poll.