BLOOMINGTON, IN - Any talk of a national championship for Iowa was silenced last month with a one-point home loss, but a dominating victory last week put the Hawkeyes back in the Rose Bowl conversation.
MOSCOW, ID - His team just became bowl eligible for a program-record sixth straight season, but Nevada coach Chris Ault has more pressing concerns. Mainly, a defense that was practically non-existent in the second half of its last game.
AMES, IA - Wins over a pair of Top 25 opponents have Nebraska feeling better about itself after suffering its lone defeat, a poor offensive performance that left it itching for a chance to make amends.
EUGENE, OR - After running over one of the biggest potential obstacles standing in the way of a perfect regular season and a spot in the BCS title game, Oregon now faces a team expected to give significantly less resistance.
TALLAHASSEE, FL - After a costly loss last week, Florida State no longer controls its own destiny in reaching the ACC title game and no one may feel worse than quarterback Christian Ponder, who lost a critical late fumble.
LUBBOCK, TX - Blaine Gabbert and Missouri's steady passing attack was shut down by one of the nation's top defenses last weekend, and the program's national championship aspirations took a significant hit.