The fans knew. The ones, at least, willing to back up their opinions with their money. The oddsmakers knew, too.
Even though Alabama was ranked No. 1 in every poll, Florida -- ranked either second or fourth, depending on the poll -- was favored by 9-1/2 points in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game in Atlanta, a neutral site.
But the Gators both won and covered the spread, 31-20.
One more reason it should be the Wise Guys in Vegas that decide which teams should play in the BCS championship game, not pollsters, nor a computer.