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With Auburn Currently Losing To Alabama, Should Oregon Be On High Alert Against Arizona?

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Barring an impressive comeback, the Auburn Tigers will lose their first game of the season today against the 11th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Even with a productive Cam Newton, the Tigers were unable to move the ball against the stingy 'Bama defense, and the BCS National Championship Game picture will soon be muddled. Will the rest of the bowl schedule feel the aftershocks?

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Oregon, the top-ranked school in the BCS rankings, is facing a tough test against the Arizona Wildcats in Eugene tonight. The Wildcats average 30 points a game and only give up 20. True, they have lost their last two games, but if there ever was a time for Arizona to show some mettle, it's against the BCS #1.

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The Ducks are currently slated to face TCU in the BCS title game, but a big win by Boise State today, paired with an Oregon loss could lead to an event that was considered impossible just one year ago: two non-automatic qualifying schools ranked 1 and 2 in the BCS.

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EDIT: The Tigers did complete an impressive comeback, and my column is now obsolete. Thanks for playing!

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