Notre Dame, six others harbor realistic BCS championship hopes
So that whole keep-the-SEC-out-of-the-BCS-title-game-thing lasted all of a week. Great job, other conferences. Johnny Football hands you the keys to the kingdom, and you say, "No thanks. We're perfectly happy with our non-crystal footballs and deep-seated inferiority complexes." You had your chance. All you needed was Kansas State to beat a team that entered the game with the worst total defense ranking in the FBS and Oregon to beat a team it usually beats by three touchdowns. But you couldn't handle that, could you? Now you're probably one Notre Dame loss to USC and one Florida win against Florida State away from another all-SEC BCS title game.
But fear not. Seven teams have a realistic shot at playing for the national title, and only three of them are from the SEC. Here's a quick look at the road for every undefeated and one-loss team still in the mix to reach the BCS title game.
Except for Notre Dame, the three SEC teams have the clearest paths to the title game. So cheer hard for the Irish, SEC haters. They're probably the only hope you have left.
"If you have a question for Coach Dooley..."
Need a good cry? Watch the last two minutes of this clip of Penn State cornerback Stephon Morris talking about what it will mean to run out of the tunnel at Beaver Stadium to meet his father and stepmother.
LSU fans making the Black Friday trip to Fayetteville should stop for a postgame meal at