Atlantic Coast Conference
Conference Leaders: Clemson (Atlantic Division; 5-3, 3-2) and Georgia Tech (Coastal Division; 8-1, 5-1)
Lurking: Boston College (Atlantic Division; 6-3, 3-2)
Game of Last Week: Miami 28 vs. Wake Forest 27. Down early, and looking nothing like the team that nearly broke into the top five earlier this season, the Hurricanes pulled off a great comeback win to escape the upset.
Game of Next Week: Florida State vs. Clemson. Both still have a shot at a good bowl bid, and for Clemson, a win in this home game would help their bid to make it to their first ACC Championship Game.
Bowl Eligible Teams: Boston College Golden Eagles, Miami Hurricanes, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Conference Leader : Oregon (7-1, 5-0)
Lurking: Arizona (5-2, 3-1)
Game of Last Week: Oregon 47 vs. USC 20. A meeting of the top two teams in the Pac-10, and two teams in the top ten of the BCS, the Ducks looked like the higher ranked team, and went a long way in securing a Pac-10 title.
Game of Next Week: Oregon vs. Stanford. Fresh off a huge victory over the Trojans, the Ducks will now have to travel to Palo Alto, and make sure they don’t fall flat on their faces, with a chance to further their Pac-10 title hopes.
Bowl Eligible Teams: Oregon Ducks, USC Trojans, California Bears.
Conference Leaders: Florida (Clinched East Division Title; 8-0, 6-0), Alabama (West Division; 8-0, 5-0)
Lurking: LSU (West Division, 7-1, 4-1)
Game of Last Week: Mississippi State 31 vs. Kentucky 24. 252 yards and two touchdowns from Wildcat running back Anthony Dixon helped the Bulldogs take a step closer to .500 and possibly a bowl bid from the SEC.
Game of Next Week: LSU vs. Alabama. Coming off a bye week, a victory here would clinch the West Division for the Crimson Tide, and reaffirm their place among the nation’s best. A victory for the Tigers would possibly reinsert them into the national title chase, and tie them atop the SEC West.
Bowl Eligible Teams: Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide, South Carolina Gamecocks, LSU Tigers, Auburn Tigers.