According to our latest poll, fans want to see USC vs. LSU in the national championship game. The margin was slim, however, as LSU edged out the defending champion Florida Gators by just two votes.
This is an interesting choice because there has been something of a rivalry brewing between the fans of each school after they split the 2003 National Championship. USC fans had a legitimate beef in 2003, because as you all remember, the Trojans were left out of the BCS title game, despite being ranked #1 in both human polls. But the chatter has been pretty one-sided, as seen by LSU fans, who went as far as putting up the billboard below across the Coliseum. Fast forward to February 2007, when USC signed the top football recruit in the nation, and Louisiana's own, Joe McKnight. McKnight has been called the next Reggie Bush by some recruiting analysts, but he angered many LSU fans who assumed that he would stay home and play at LSU. I personally want a piece of Florida or the high-octane offense from West Virginia. But since I'm not too fond of LSU, I wouldn't mind putting them away on the field, thus ending all this talk about the "REAL" 2003 champion.
Texas came in as a close 3rd, I guess Trojan fans are still bitter about that loss in the 2006 Rose Bowl. The sorry Big Ten (which has 11 teams, by the way) got the least votes with Ohio State and Michigan getting a combined 7 votes. I too am tired of beating up on teams from a conference that offers no more competition than a team from the WAC.
Here are the final tallies (87 total votes):
LSU 30 votes
Ohio State 5