CFB Astrologer: After all these years, Alabama’s happy just to be nominated

Alabama: Mickey Rourke
• A well-earned reputation for brawlsomeness.
• Recent application of equally crazy discipline (Saban’s advent; rehab) has resulted in new prestige and tangible accomplishments (Oscar nomination/Sugar Bowl berth).
• Lost quite unexpectedly to a teensy (Utah; Sean Penn is short, y’all!) but acclaimed opponent, in a year that wasn’t supposed to be your year just yet but then suddenly was.
• Observers are left wondering whether you’re building a juggernaut, if a rebuilding year/awards snub will precipitate another downward spiral, or whether God just has it in for you (beloved pet dying on the eve of ceremony; beloved coach remaining dead).

USC: Kate Winslet