College football fans clearly didn't view Sunday's Sugar Bowl as a national championship game. The showdown between Louisiana State and Oklahoma averaged a preliminary 14.4 rating/22 share — off 23 percent from last year's Ohio State-Miami matchup. ABC fared better with Thursday's Rose Bowl. Nearly 24 million people watched USC crush Michigan, making it the most-watched Rose Bowl in six years. According to my calculations, that makes USC the clear No. 1. Fight on!!!! (In the spirit of full disclosure, yes, I am a USC alum.)