Early co-favorites evenly matched

Featuring different strengths, OU and Bama show why they're in the BCS hunt

Updated: September 2, 2011, 11:25 AM ET
By Jake Trotter | SoonerNation

It's clear voters view Oklahoma and Alabama, which grabbed 108 of 119 possible first-place votes in the preseason polls, as the two best teams in college football. But on paper, how do these co-favorites compare to one another?

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Tim Heitman/US PresswireWhile Alabama and OU have offensive weapons, the Sooners have a big edge at quarterback.


OU: After Stanford's Andrew Luck, Landry Jones might be the best quarterback in the country, and should be in the thick of the Heisman race. After a rocky midseason in 2010, Jones was fabulous down the stretch, propelling OU to wins over Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Connecticut.