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Courtney Upshaw


WHAT'S AT STAKE The national championship, of course. Even though No. 3 Oklahoma State is clinging to hope of finishing first in The Associated Press rankings should Alabama grind out an unimpressive win, it seems likely the winner will be on the field Monday night in New Orleans. The Crimson Tide is going for its second title in three years, while LSU hopes to finish on top for the second time in five seasons. No matter the outcome, the Southeastern Conference is sure to be a winner, becoming the first league to put two teams in the BCS title game and having already won an unprecedented five straight championships. A sixth is now assured. KEY MATCHUP Alabama running back Trent...