Sunday night brought with it the final debut of the BCS standings, the last first time that cursed formula will crunch all its numbers and spit out an initial list.
But a lot can change between now and December, which is really when the rankings start to matter. Every team still has plenty of games left on their schedule that could trip them up and drastically alter the national title landscape.
Week 9 presents a number of those potential impact games, even if it's not as loaded as the previous Saturday. Highly ranked teams face quality opponents in all corners of the nation, hoping to avoid the dreaded upset that will derail their season.
Bleacher Report's resident BCS guru, Sam Chi, compiled the five biggest impact games on the Week 9 schedule. Here's a quick preview of each one.