We are in Week 11 of the 2012 college football season, and that means that there are bowl races, conference races and even a national championship race that hinge on at least one game every week.
While the Big Ten has done everything in its power not to make it into this article, there are still even a few Big Ten games that are well worth paying attention to.
As the national championship race heats up, Oregon and Kansas State are currently battling for the second-place spot behind Alabama.
In the meantime, Notre Dame keeps winning in hopes that at least two of the teams ahead of it in the BCS will fall to at least one opponent before the selectors go to work.
What are the top storylines of the week? Some play out as early as Tuesday, but most will continue on Saturday, as usual.