Will there be a replay controversy in a title game/bowl game?
In just its second full year of existence, instant replay has made a huge mark on college football, and not in a positive way. The Oklahoma-Oregon onside kick fiasco earned the most headlines, but there seems to be at least one erroneous replay decision each week. Wasn't this system supposed to reduce controversy?
2 of 10Bill Frakes/SI
Is Arkansas really the best team in the SEC?
Entering the season, Arkansas didn't garner as much attention as traditional SEC powers Florida, Auburn, LSU, Georgia and Tennessee. And the way the Razorbacks kicked off the season -- losing 50-14 to USC at home -- didn't inspire much confidence either. But the Hogs haven't lost since. With Tennessee, LSU and possibly the SEC Championship game on the horizon, the Hogs have a chance to prove any doubters wrong.
3 of 10Damian Strohmeyer/SI
Who will win the ACC?
Georgia Tech has basically locked up the ACC Coastal Division, but the Yellow Jackets opponent in the ACC title game is far from decided. Wake Forest and Maryland are tied for the Atlantic Division lead at 4-1 and the teams face off in the last game of the regular season. And Boston College sits just behind at 3-2.
4 of 10Bob Rosato/SI
Which juniors are playing their last season of college ball?
Every year around this time, speculation begins about which underclassmen will bolt to the NFL. Adrian Peterson has already indicated he'll most likely leave, and the rest of this year's class of juniors -- which includes Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Sam Baker, Alan Branch, Marshawn Lynch and Dwayne Jarrett, to name a few -- contains a number of players who are projected to be taken in the first round if they decide to play for pay.
5 of 10Damian Strohmeyer/SI
Will Greg Schiano really stay at Rutgers?
Without a doubt, the season's most surprising team has been Rutgers, a perennial doormat. Rutgers is 9-0 and about to rise from No. 15 after its 28-25 win over No. 3 Louisville on Thursday. Inherently, Schiano is becoming one of the hottest young coaches in college football. Schiano has repeatedly said he's happy in New Brunswick, but major programs (with major facilities and resources) will continue to give the coach their best pitch.
6 of 10Peter Read Miller/SI
Will USC be shut out of the BCS for the first time since 2001?
In the last four years, no other team has been as big a presence as USC. The Trojans have played in two Rose Bowls and two Orange Bowls (including two BCS Championship games). But USC ends the season with a brutal four-game stretch (Oregon, Cal, Notre Dame and at UCLA).
7 of 10Bob Rosato/SI
Who will be coaching Miami next year?
The Hurricanes' forgettable season -- which has been marred by off-the-field headlines, sub par play and a horrific brawl with Florida International -- became truly tragic with the fatal shooting of defensive lineman Bryan Pata. During the 'Canes' abrupt fall from grace, much of the blame has been placed on coach Larry Coker. Is Coker out after the year? Who will Miami look to hire?
8 of 10Peter Read Miller/SI
Can anyone overtake Troy Smith in the Heisman race?
As the savvy quarterback of the nation's No. 1 team, Troy Smith has the inside track on college football's most prestigious award. While Smith's numbers are impressive (2,006, 22 touchdowns and three picks), they're not as gaudy as many past Heisman winners. And if Smith falters versus Michigan, the race will get tighter.
9 of 10Bob Rosato/SI
Who replaces Louisville in the race for the No. 2 BCS spot?
Now that Louisville has fallen from the ranks of the undefeated and lost its shot at the national championship game, which team will meet the Ohio State-Michigan winner in Glendale?
10 of 10AP
Who will win Michigan vs. Ohio State?
Anticipation for The Game has never been this high. Barring disaster for either team this Saturday, Michigan and Ohio State will face each other on Nov. 18 as the AP Poll's top two teams for the first time ever, and the winner not only takes the Big Ten title, but also earns a trip to the BCS title game.
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