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World Series Bound: The state of Alabama will be well represented in Oklahoma City for the Women's College World Series. While it's become commonplace for the Tide, this is the Tigers first trip.

Softball continues to swell in popularity. And after last weekend's Super Regional dramatics in Auburn and Tuscaloosa, it's no surprise.

Auburn won a thriller in game one against Louisiana-Lafayette with five runs in the seventh. Some are comparing it to the Kick Six finish.

In T-town, Bama looked to be out in game three against Oklahoma. That was until Marisa Runyon got her first hit of the series in the sixth, a grand slam to propel UA back to OKC.

So, what could be better than an all-Alabama final in softball? An all-Alabama final in football. Now on to part two of the column.

Preseason Picks: Alabama and Auburn are ranked in the top ten of a few early preseason college football polls.

Lindy's Sports has the Crimson Tide ranked No. 3 in their publication. They have AU at No. 8.

Athlon's has Bama at No. 2. Auburn is No. 4. If that were to happen, I guess we might see both in the College Football Playoff.

It's going to be difficult for any conference to get more than one team in the final four. There is a committee selecting the foursome.

But, what if? It would be an unprecedented mood among fans in this state if both programs were in the mix.

What would that mean for the Iron Bowl? It would be huge. Remember the lofty rankings for each in 2013 and the Kick Six? Oh, how could we forget.

That game would also be somewhat of an afterthought in the 365 days of bragging rights if the game for all the marbles happened six weeks later at University of Phoenix Stadium.

I'll take it. If these prognosticators are right or close, we're in for an exciting 2015 season.

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