After a weekend of monster showdowns between top BCS, here is how the major conferences graded out.
Record - 4-5
In what could have been a statement week for the ACC with several big games against top BCS schools, turned embarassing.
Florida State couldn't compete with Oklahoma, Miami was no match for Ohio State in the two biggest matchups for the conference.
Georgia Tech losing to Kansas a week after they had lost North Dakota State and Virginia Tech falling to James Madison makes a bad week, ugly.
The wins coming against Morgan State, Central Florida, Presbyterian, and Kent State really doesn't help much.
It's a bad week when the biggest bright spot might be Virginia keeping it close against USC in LA.
Record - 6-2
Not an embarrasing week like last week was, but still not very impressive. They at least avoid any really embarrasing losses in going 6-0 versus the likes of Marshall, Texas Southern, Indiana State, New Hampshire, Eastern Kentucky, and Florida International.
But in the two games against other BCS schools they go 0-2, with Syracuse losing by 21 at Washington, and South Florida falling to in-state rival Florida. Although that game was a lot closer than the final score.
Record - 2-2
Boise State - Not even having played, it was a horrible Saturday for Boise St. With James Madison beating Virginia Tech by more than Boise St. did and in Lane Stadium, lost almost all the style points they got last week. Still will make a BCS Bowl, but National Championship Game hopes are now very slim.
Notre Dame - A crushing last minute loss to Michigan, makes it very doubtful they meet the criteria to get into the BCS.
Utah - A 38-10 win over UNLV, won't impress anyone, but keeps them in the hunt for a BCS bid.
TCU - Blowing out Tennessee Tech isn't anything impressive, basically just holding serve in their hunt for a BCS bowl.
BYU - Getting crushed by Air Force, ends BCS dreams for BYU.
Record - 8-2
The Big 10 had 4 games that really stood out.
Ohio State dominating Miami and Michigan's QB Denard Robinson's performance at Notre Dame highlighting the week.
Penn State wasn't much of a match for the defending National Champions and #1 Alabama. In mostly a nothing to lose kind of game for the Big 10, with probably their 4th or 5th best team and a Freshman QB going up against the SEC's best on the road.
The conferences embarrasment came with Minnesota losing to South Dakota.
The rest of the conference pretty much just took care of business.
Can you imagine what this conference will be in a few years now that Michigan has their QB, and Nebraska will be joining next year?
Record - 5-1
In the 6 non conference games, 3 games stood out.
Florida struggled early but put it together to beat South Florida, Alabama dominated Penn State, and Tennessee getting blown out by Oregon. No one really thought Tennessee would win that game, but at home in front of 100,000+ you should do better then giving up 45 unanswered points.
Record - 10-2
Two big wins highlight the week for the Big 12. Oklahoma coming off a week where they only beat Utah State by 7, left no doubt by taking Florida State out of the game early. Kansas coming off an embarrasing loss to North Dakota State knocked off #15 Georgia Tech.
Two blowout loses with Colorado vs. California and Iowa State vs. Iowa only slightly diminish the weekend. Neither of them are amongst the conference's elite, and Colorado about to leave, the Big 12 is hardly judged by those two.
Record - 7-0
Very Good week for the Pac 10, that can be grouped into 5 different categories.
Preview of the Future - California blasting future Pac 12 member Colorado 52-7.
Taking care of Business - Washington beating Syracuse and Arizona beating Northern Arizona both by 41-20 margins. Along with Arizona State beating up The Citadel 52-6.
Closer then it should have been - Includes USC beating Virginia by 7, and Washington State beating Montana 23-22.
Impressive Showing - Oregon blowing out Tennessee 48-13 on the road.
Conference Opener - Stanford blowing out UCLA 35-0 in LA.