The one bowl match-up everyone knew for certain was the BCS Championship game, a classic tilt between two of the most historic programs in the country, the No. 1 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. 'Bama has been set as the early 9.5 point favorite, but I can't imagine that sticking. The Irish are a much better team than that; if they don't win there is no way they lose by more than three. 169 days
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