Of course, we all remember the famous blocked field goal that began Lloyd Carr's last season as the Michigan Wolverines' head coach and one of the biggest upsets in FBS (then D-1A) history even though the Wolverine’s ultimately ended the season on a high note with a win over the Florida Gators in the Capitol One Bowl.
We also may recall the stunning upset of North Dakota State over Minnesota that year. Or maybe it was Boise State over Oklahoma on the old Statue of Liberty play. Whatever the upset was, you can bet we remember it.
With the parity in college football as high as it has ever been, we are seeing an ever-increasing longing to make sense of it all. Being ranked in the top five early in the season used to be a privilege, now it's most certainly a death warrant.
2009 has brought stunning games—Navy almost beating Ohio State, Washington upending USC, and Northern Iowa coming two blocked kicks away from upsetting the Iowa Hawkeyes, who in turn traveled to Happy Valley and trounced Penn State's dreams.
But Week Four was supposed to be different, as this was when we had a gauge of who was a taker and who was a faker. It seems we have more fleshing out to do than we realized. These are the top ten surprises (not all upsets) of week four.