Auburn running back Tre Mason emerged as the hero of Championship Week, charging his way to more than 300 rushing yards to lead the Tigers to an SEC Championship win over Missouri.
Then Auburn's weekend went from excellent to astronomical, as it moved into the national title game after Ohio State's loss to Michigan State.
While MSU locked down a Rose Bowl bid with its Big Ten title win, Baylor claimed a Fiesta Bowl berth and its first ever Big 12 title with a triumph over Texas and a loss by Oklahoma State.
On the West Coast, Stanford dominated Arizona State to seal up a defensive showdown with the Spartans in the "Granddaddy of Them All."
Meanwhile, Northern Illinois failed to attain its second straight BCS berth, falling Friday to Bowling Green in the MAC title game.
Click on for a full breakdown of the aftermath of a wild Week 15.