With just one week left in the 2013 regular season—just a few more games left with genuine BCS importance—the outlook for the BCS National Championship is far from what we expected in August.
The SEC Championship Game features teams that combined to go 8-16 last season. Ohio State has run the table thus far, but standing in its way is an 11-1 team that wasn't bowl eligible until its final game of 2012. Alabama finally lost, and Duke is playing for the ACC Championship.
What the hell is going on out here?
This late in the season, only five teams have a realistic shot at winning the BCS National Championship, though each has its own set of major questions and obstacles standing between itself and the crystal trophy.
Which teams are the most capable of overcoming them?