With a week left to play, the national championship picture is looking clearer than ever at the moment. Notre Dame has punched its ticket to the big game with an undefeated record, and the winner of the SEC Championship this weekend will play the Irish.
It is going to be that team from South Bend against a team from the SEC battling for the crystal football, in a matchup that should shatter the ratings like we have never seen. But just because it is an intriguing contest between two powerhouse programs (especially if Alabama wins the SEC), doesn't necessarily mean that it would be the most exciting BCS matchup of them all.
We have all seen many games that were simply overhyped and never quite lived up to the expectations, usually because one of the teams failed to show up.
With the bowl selection process taking place in less than a week, here are five potential BCS matchups that could prove to be more exciting than the national championship.