Week 10 looked like the week to end all weeks when looked at from the preseason perspective. Before the season took its toll on the USC Trojans and the LSU Tigers, this was expected to be a day when four undefeated teams near the top of the BCS all faced off and clarified the national title picture.
Now, there is very little clarity that can come from the USC vs. Oregon match or the LSU vs. Alabama match, assuming the higher-ranked teams come out victorious.
What's great about Week 10 is that there are battles for conference supremacy taking place all over the nation. Some battles are for the lead in the conferences, while other battles are merely teams that are jockeying for position behind the clear-cut leaders.
Here are the 10 best showdowns coming in Week 10.
*All rankings are from the AP Poll
*All times are ET