Matchup: Boise State (WAC at-large) vs. Ohio State (Big Ten champs)
By no means are these two schools the best two teams in the country (at least not yet). What they do have, however, are the two most perfect schedules.
The Buckeyes' sole non-conference challenge comes against Miami at home in the second week of the season.
After that, all that remains between OSU and the title game are trips to Madison and Iowa City to meet the only two Big Ten teams that can possibly hang with Jim Tressel's super athletic squad.
For Boise State, the Broncos went out and did exactly what critics asked the school to do: schedule harder. Two of its first three games come against legitimate BCS contenders in Virginia Tech and Oregon State.
If the Broncos can get past those two tests, they should cruise through the remainder of their schedule against weak WAC teams.
In the title game in Glendale, Ariz., both teams will come out firing and turn the contest into a shootout.
In the end, Boise State coach Chris Petersen's creativity will be the difference as the Broncos win the first national championship for non-BCS schools.
Winner: Boise State 35-34 in OT