Originally Posted by NAP
I think you missed the "2006" mentioned in my post... that was when UM/OSU met in the last game of the season ranked 1 and 2. Michigan lost by 3 on the road and was moved down to 3rd as a result so the National Championship game wouldn't have a rematch. Fast forward to 2011 where Alabama loses by 3 at home in the 1v2 game... and WILL get a chance at the rematch in the National Championship game. Michigan fans have to be thinking "wasn't precedence for this situation already set?"
Its not quite the same thing, as late season losses somehow are worse than early season losses. For it to be the same, Bama would have had to lose in the last game.
Remember the year where Notre Dame beat FSU early in the season, finished with the same record but FSU won the title, because their loss was earlier than NDs. Logic and the NCAA don't go hand in hand.
BTW - Michigan got jobbed that year, and thats coming from a person who roots for them once a year when they play The OSU.