A tease on what is to come Friday in the Weekend Watch List. There's so much information this week I can't contain myself ...
A Bowl Championship Series primer: The three biggest BCS questions on your mind.
Can Oklahoma jump Texas and play in the BCS title game without winning the Big 12? The inherent outrage is that Texas has beaten OU head-to-head.
Scenario: Texas and Oklahoma each finish with one loss but Texas still wins the Big 12. Texas probably would still finish ahead of OU but would it still be in the top two?
If the top three win out which team will be left out? No question, Penn State.
Both Texas and Alabama not only would be undefeated but would have played a stronger schedule and have the advantage of playing an extra game in the conference championship.
If Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has any problem with that he can take it up with the Rose Bowl.
Wait a minute, wouldn't the coaches' poll tend to heavily favor Joe Paterno? The coaches are inconsistent and hold grudges at times in their poll voting but this isn't 1997.
That was the year the coaches essentially gave Tom Osborne a lifetime achievement award with a co-championship in their poll. Osborne had announced his retirement a month earlier.
The polls are much less influential in the BCS age. The two human polls combined count for only one-third of the formula.
Can a one-loss SEC champion get into the BCS title game if there are only two undefeated teams left at the top? Even the SEC isn't that powerful. If Texas and Penn State win out, it's likely they will meet in South Florida.
There will be arguments from below the Mason-Dixon Line that a 12-1 Alabama (or Florida or Georgia) deserves to play for it all. Sorry, a loss is a loss is a loss.
That makes Florida-Georgia an elimination game. In the SEC West, Alabama can't afford to trip up before the SEC title game with its toughest test Nov. 8 at LSU.