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Created: December 30, 2008, 3:09 PM

Did this year's showdown produce the best BCS champion?

While time has hardly seemed to quell the controversy it was supposedly created to help eliminate, the BCS crowned champion No. 11 with Thursday's game between Florida and Oklahoma. But since it always comes back to rankings in college football, we're leaving it up to you to name the best of the best, SportsNation.

Fans of Texas, USC and Utah will suggest this season's winners aren't even the best team of the moment, let alone the last 11 years, but how would Tim Tebow's 2008 Gators stack up against Glenn Dorsey's LSU Tigers? For that matter, how would they have fared against their predecessors from their own school?

So what about it, SportsNation? Which champions were truly teams for the ages?
 
 
  • "It wasn't FSU's most talented team, but it was the only squad to finish unbeaten. Weinke, a 27-year-old junior who went to FSU after a minor-league baseball career, completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 3,103 yards with 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "In a three-game stretch dubbed 'Red October,' Oklahoma blasted No. 11 Texas 63-14, the largest margin of victory in the century-old series. Then the Sooners upset No. 2 Kansas State 41-31 and No. 1 Nebraska 31-14, becoming the first team to upset No. 1 and No. 2 in consecutive games. After knocking off the Cornhuskers, Oklahoma was ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time since 1987." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "The Hurricanes finished 12-0 and beat their opponents by an average of 33.2 points, including a 37-14 rout of Nebraska in the Rose Bowl." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "The Buckeyes did the unimaginable in the Fiesta Bowl, stunning No. 1 Miami 31-24 in double overtime. It looked like the Hurricanes had the game won in the first overtime, after Glenn Sharpe broke up a pass to Chris Gamble in the end zone. But field judge Terry Porter penalized Sharpe for pass interference, giving the Buckeyes new life. [Craig] Krenzel scored three plays later on a one-yard run, forcing a second overtime." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "The Tigers' defensive front was as good as any in recent college football history, led by [Marcus] Spears and Marquise Hill and All-America tackle Chad Lavalais." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "The Orange Bowl featured No. 1 USC against No. 2 Oklahoma for the national championship, but the game failed to live up to its lofty hype. The Trojans turned four Oklahoma turnovers into 24 points and led 38-10 at the half." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "The Ohio State win was Texas' only close call of the [regular] season. Texas routed No. 10 Texas Tech 52-17 and then blasted Colorado 70-3, the most lopsided score in the history of the Big 12 Championship game." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "[Chris] Leak finally won over the Gator Nation in his final season at quarterback, completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 2,942 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. [Tim] Tebow was sensational as a freshman, leading the Gators with eight rushing touchdowns and three touchdown passes in limited action." -- Mark Schlabach
  • "The Tigers lost two of their last eight games and avoided several other close calls. [Glenn] Dorsey wasn't healthy for much of the season and [Matt] Flynn missed the SEC Championship game. Still, LSU beat eight ranked teams and dismantled No. 1 Ohio State for the national championship." -- Mark Schlabach
  • Final record: 13-1Defeated No. 1 Oklahoma 24-14 in the BCS Championship Game.