Forbes.com writer Filip Bondy had some fun Tuesday trying to figure out the best college football team in the land, following Alabama’s overtime victory over Georgia in the Football Bowl Subdivision playoff championship game Monday night.
Bondy makes the case — tongue in cheek, we think — that because Alabama lost a regular-season game to archrival Auburn by 12 points, that the Crimson Tide could not possibly be crowned national champions.
So he offered three alternative national champions to Alabama, “based on some alternative facts.”
One of them was North Dakota State, coming off its big Football Championship Subdivision title-game victory over James Madison in Frisco, Texas.
Here is Bondy’s logic in naming the Bison the “best” college football team in the country, complete with a comparative score chain.
Enjoy, Bison rubes:
North Dakota State – The Bison (14-1) won the Football Championship Subdivision title for the sixth time in seven years, 17-13, over James Madison, with the help of a 50-yard touchdown pass from Easton Stick to Darrius Shepherd.
North Dakota State beat James Madison, 17-13; James Madison beat Weber State, 31-28; Weber State beat Montana, 41-27; Montana beat Idaho State, 39-31; Idaho State beat Nevada, 30-28; Nevada beat Hawaii, 35-21; Hawaii beat UMass, 38-35; UMass beat Appalachian State, 30-23; Appalachian State beat Idaho, 30-23; Idaho beat Boise State, 29-23; Boise State beat Troy, 24-13; Troy beat LSU, 24-21; LSU beat Auburn, 27-23.
And, of course, Auburn destroyed Alabama.
Ergo, North Dakota State is much, much better than Alabama. It’s not even close.
National champs. Print the T-shirts.
Except for that big loss to South Dakota State…
You can read the entire article here: Who’s Really The Best Football Team In The Nation? How About North Dakota State?
Here’s a video of NDSU and their fans celebrating at Toyota Stadium after the game: