This list is about pressure.
The 10 players featured herein are certainly on the hot seat this week and attracting national attention.
While many of these players are quarterbacks, every one of them could have a say in which teams play in a BCS bowl at the end of the season.
SEC upstarts and backups will get scrutinized, Notre Dame heads into East Lansing, and the Big East has a legitimate Heisman contender (at least for the month of September).
This weekend every football player in the country faces some degree of pressure, but the 10 guys on this list are going to feel it the most.