And then there were two unbeatens (and three little guys). As we enter the month of November, it's more about hanging on as it is about impressing. Auburn has one tough game left (at Alabama). Oregon has two (vs. Arizona, at Oregon State). Both could conceivably run the table. Both could could drop a game. The question for the month will be: can they hang on?
In our league, it would be so appropriate for us to finish one last time with a tie for the title. The way the schedules set up, you would think that the Iowa-Ohio State winner, Wisconsin, and Michigan State will be tied for the league crown. But there, too, the teams need to hang on in their other games. So here we go. Remember the Rules.
- The best teams don't always go to the best games. In the end, butts in the seat and eyes to the television are the biggest factors.
- The order of BCS selection is 1) Replacement for #1 Team; 2) Replacement for #2 Team; 3) Sugar Bowl; 4) Orange Bowl; 5) Fiesta Bowl.
- If a Big Ten or Pac-10 team qualifies for the BCS Championship Game, the Rose Bowl will be required to take a non-automatic qualifier. This will only be required of the Rose Bowl the first time it occurs over the next four years.
- The Gator Bowl picks its Big Ten team ahead of the Insight Bowl this year. It will rotate the other way next year.
Got it? Good. Let's get on to the projections.