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No easy choice for neutral fans when Alabama takes on Notre Dame in BCS title game

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FILE - In this 1924, file photo, Notre Dame's infamous backfield, "The Four Horsemen," from left, Don Miller, Elmer Layden, Jim Crowley and Harry Stuhldreherare pose on the practice field in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame, led by the famed Four Horsemen, finished 10-0 in 1925. There was no national champion declared at the time, but two years later University of Illinois economics professor Frank Dickinson devised a mathematical point system to determine a national champion, Stephens said. Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne persuaded Dickinson to retroactively determine a national champion for the 1925 (Dartmouth) and 1924 seasons. (AP Photo/File) (The Associated Press)

All over the country, fans are trying to pick sides, and this year it's not all that easy.

Notre Dame and Alabama, two of the most successful — and resented — programs in college football, will face each other Jan. 7 in Miami for the BCS championship. For unattached observers from Michigan to Texas, that's shaping up to be quite the dilemma.

So who does America dislike more, the Crimson Tide or the Fighting Irish? There may be no simple answer.