As the race for the 2013 BCS National Championship becomes more and more exclusive, certain players now find themselves in control of their team's—and the championship's—destiny.
While the cream has risen to the top in the form of the Alabama Crimson Tide, who seek their third championship in four years, a handful of teams remain serious contenders for the big game and are led by some thrilling characters.
The national title race is seemingly down to four teams—Alabama, Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame—and each of these teams possess certain players who will make or break their lofty aspirations.
Each team in contention has its own Heisman Trophy candidate, but they'll also need leadership and big-time play in the form of other players to have any chance at victory in Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
Without further ado, let's check out the players who will make the biggest impact—good or bad—on the BCS National Championship race from here on out.