The Bowl Championship Series formula continued to gurgle toward an LSU-Alabama rematch for the national title.
LSU and Alabama were Nos. 1 and 2 in Sunday's next-to-last BCS standings, with a growing sense LSU might not even have to win Saturday's SEC championship game against Georgia to advance to the BCS title game.
Alabama is in the BCS clubhouse, drinking an Arnold Palmer.
Tigers coach Les Miles assured everyone his team will try to win Saturday, which is nice to know.
"There is no way this football team goes to Atlanta and doesn't play its best," he said after the Tigers trounced Arkansas on Friday.
But will LSU be motivated? Look how UCLA played against USC after clinching the Pac-12 South title before taking the field?