Conference Championship Weekend came and went, ending the BCS era with a couple of upsets, some shattered records and—almost poetically—the least controversial BCS National Championship matchup in recent memory.
Michigan State's upset of Ohio State and Auburn's win over Missouri made the Tigers an easy choice to face Florida State in Pasadena for the national title. There was no need for lobbying on Sunday morning: Championship Saturday did its job the night before.
Auburn has been called a "Team of Destiny" all season, and the way things shook out so perfectly on Saturday did nothing to quell that belief. But at the end of the day, it's the players, not some sort of predetermined fate, who decide the outcome of each play, drive, half, game and season.
'Twas the stars, not the "Stars," who determined the course of the weekend.