I've lost track of how many years I've been writing this column, but I vaguely recall a time when I ranked "one through 28." Oh, the good old days.
Thanks to a boneheaded decision by the Sugar Bowl, the BCS lineup isn't as strong as it could have been, but there are still three blockbuster games and several intriguing mid-level offerings, including the potential Heisman winner playing on Dec. 29.
But there are also a truly staggering number of mind-numbing clunkers -- more than in any year I can remember -- highlighted by a historic matchup involving a 6-7 team and two interim coaches.
Those, of course, are the most fun for my purposes.