Originally Posted by MWM
I think Oregon is better than LSU and should be #1, even if LSU wins out. I get all the strength of schedule arguments and all that, but I just think they're a better team, and given that both have one loss, I'd be inclined to rank Oregon ahead. Actually, I think LSU is very much over-rated (Note: this isn't a conference thing, so don't turn this into another conference discussion. it's an individual team thing). While I think they're capable of beating anyone, I also think there are several teams that could, an probably would, beat them. They're not near as good as they're being made out to be, IMO. I'd take Oregon over them on a neutral site.
But if Oregon plays LSU in the BCS championship game, it's going to be in New Orleans. It's nominally a neutral site but it's akin to playing tOSU in Cincinnati or Columbus.