Eight teams ranked in the BCS Top 25 have a bye in Week 10, including national title contenders like No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, No. 5 Baylor and No. 6 Stanford.
But that doesn't mean the week lacks drama.
Ranked showdowns in Week 10 could help decide the fate of the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12, highlighted by a top-10 matchup between Miami and Florida State in Tallahassee.
No matter how bleak the slate looks at first glance, every week this late in the season has genuine BCS ramifications. That's what makes this time of year so great!
Bleacher Report's resident BCS guru, Sam Chi, compiled the five biggest impact games on the Week 10 schedule. Here's a quick preview of each one.