No, they were not the second best team when they were chosen. Alabama got two shots because they were in the SEC. Simple as that. Did Alabama manhandle LSU tonight? Yes. Do they deserve to be called National Champions? Yes.
What do you mean? LSU offense has struggled several times this year. Look at their Quarterbacks for Christ sake haha. Alabama hasn't played a single high powered offense this year. Their defense is overrated the same way our offense is overrated, but still, both are.
I'm confused, when they were chosen they were not the second best team? Despite making no changes to the staff or team, despite being ranked #2, despite clearly proving to be a better team than OSU, Alabama was not the second best team? Everyone is quick to say they got in cause of the SEC. Personally I don't see it. They got in because they are the second best, or because they are Alabama. Alabama is one of those teams, like USC, like Oklahoma, who are automatically favored over other teams.
Their defense is not overrated. Overrated would be if the hype does not match the performance, that's not true. Look at the numbers, they deserve the hype. And the LSU offense hasn't struggled any more than OSU, or KSU, or Oregon, or any other of the big teams. Speaking of Oregon, the number #4 team in the nation, LSU demolished them offensively. LSU's offense is not the best, but they certainly have a good offense. Not the best or even one of the best, but still god.