More to do with us losing the entire offensive line, star RB and now star QB...that's a lot too lose. On top of that, we had a horrendus defense last year so I think it's not really bias, it's pretty reasonable to call us a long shot. We need to prove ourselves first. Alabama has consisently reloaded and been in the title picture every year. We haven't proven anything since beating Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Arguably beating Arkansas was something...but they weren't that great and the win was vacated.
We need to win a playoff game before we can say that we are being treated unfairly.