This is the perfect ending to the BCS era, because Florida State vs. Auburn is the right national championship game, even if the best team in the country — my opinion — is neither of them.

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So we can bid adieu to the BCS with gratitude for doing what it usually did, putting the most deserving teams in the title game, while also being thankful that a better system is coming next year. One that would have allowed the best team in the country this season, Alabama, to have a shot at the national championship.

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Two separate opinions here, so try not to lose sight of either: Florida State and Auburn deserve to play for the national title. They did what they had to do to earn their spot in the championship game Monday in Pasadena, Calif.

But Alabama is the best team in the country…

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