The SEC cannibalized itself in Week 8, watching some of its best teams suffer upsets and raising some questions about its national supremacy.
For the past seven years, as the league has dominated nonconference games and won every single BCS National Championship, the conferences behind it have all battled for the right to be second best.
But what if this year is different?
All over the country, teams take the field hoping to represent their school, their city and also their league. They are a representation of the body that allows them to play FBS—rather than FCS—football.
Which ones have fared the best in 2013?
Average Sagarin Rankings courtesy of Jeff Sagarin at USA Today. His ratings are one of the computer metrics used in the BCS formula.