As I have written here before, I'm pro playoff when it comes to determining a college football champion. And especially this season, with all the contending teams suffering all those losses, there really was no way that the BCS was going to serve up a conclusive pairing.
Last season, when Ohio State was a solid favorite, I was pretty confident that Florida would win.
This season, with LSU a mild favorite, I'm more torn. I think a lot of factors go in LSU's favor, including a home-state advantage and a somewhat shorter layoff than the Buckeyes, who haven't played since Nov. 17. (!)
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However, I just think Ohio State -- with fewer local distractions and a fresh memory of last season's BCS loss -- wins it.
Lets say: OSU 31, LSU 27.