Before the season started, the Auburn/Georgia game was thought to carry major BCS National Championship implications for at least one of the teams involved.
Here we are on game week of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, and it does...just not for the same team.
Instead of the Georgia Bulldogs fighting for the crystal football, it's the team that won it three seasons ago—the Auburn Tigers—who still have hopes of hoisting the trophy at the end of the season.
The 9-1 (5-1 SEC) Tigers currently boast the No. 7 ranking in the most recent BCS standings and have a legitimate shot at getting back to the BCS National Championship Game for the second time in four seasons.
So what needs to happen for the Tigers to get to Pasadena to play for the title? Here's a short snapshot of the BCS chaos that needs to ensue.