Those two teams figure to meet for the national championship of they continue to win. However, Alabama faces a stern test on Saturday against archrival Auburn, with the winner of that game advancing to the Southeastern Conference title game. The undefeated Buckeyes got more respect from the BCS computers this week than they did last week, earning a No. 3 ranking in both polls as well as with the computers. Auburn moved up from No. 6 to No. 4 in the BCS standings this week, but the Tigers' .8326 BCS average puts in a long way behind Ohio State's .9200 average. It remains to be seen whether the Tigers can make up that large deficit by beating Alabama, then winning the SEC title game against either Missouri or South Carolina. - The Sports Xchange
NEGATIVES: Has enough juice to go the distance but is a one-speed runner who lacks an elite second gear to pull away. Durability may be a concern considering his physical running style and "smallish" stature.