ZZ- I ain't hating on LSU- as I like their program but the stars did align perfectly for them to make it to the title game with all the late upsets.
EDIT: Hett- I personally hate OSU especially after dealing with their classless fans here in Austin and I would hate to see them make it back to the title game. Unless they get their ass handed to them like the previous 2 years.
I know you aren't...there is no denying that we got into the game because everyone blew their opportunity to be there too. Hell, we blew it twice. I still think we deserved it more hten anyone else though. I think the stars fell in our favor this year, but in 2005 they all fell the other way (Katrina, Rita, no practice before 1st game, having to relocate the ASU game, change date of Tennessee and North Texas games, no bye week all season, injured starting QB in SEC game). I know for a fact that if we had been able to have a normal season that year, we could have been undefeated at the end of the year and been talked about as a serious contender to jump over Texas or USC for the title game. That was by far the best LSU team of this decade.
Only thing that worries me a little is that Tech has @KSU, Nebraska, @A&M, @KU, UT, OSU, and @OU all in a row in the middle/end of the season.
I can't pick Tech to do anything until they beat both OU and Texas in the same year. Crabtree had a phenomenal year and they need him to repeat that and deny that sophomore jinx that hits so many. They got the talent, the schedule wil hurt them just like UGA and LSU. It will be an interesting year in the Big 12 because the North is significant again.