No. 1 LSU at Alabama
Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 18, 2011 at 11:28 p.m.
Gatorsports counts down the top 25 games in the SEC for the 2011 season.
No. 1 — LSU AT ALABAMA
When: Nov. 5.
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium (capacity 101,821), Tuscaloosa, Ala..
Series history: Alabama leads the series 45-24-5.
Why it's No. 1: Given that the SEC has won the last five national championships, and that the winner of the West this season figures to be the league's leading national title contender, this could be considered the biggest game of the year in college football. The Tide and Tigers are considered the two clear-cut favorites in the division, and both teams are loaded with talent thanks to excellent recruiting over the past several years. LSU upset Alabama last season and the Tide will be seeking revenge on its home turf. This game figures to be a physical brawl from start to finish.