College Football: With 12 Teams Unbeaten, Who's Going To Go Next?

Alex FergusonSenior Analyst IIOctober 15, 2010

LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 09:  Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers throws a pass during the SEC game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Twelve teams are unbeaten, and suddenly we're trying to get excited.

Since there's no little-conference play-off to see who's going to be in the big-time bowls, we're pretty much guaranteed a non-BCS (or should we say "lower") school gracing big-time BCS Bowls (unlike Penn State, who'll be lucky to grace any bowl apart from a cereal one).

One of LSU and Auburn is guaranteed to lose their unbeaten status, since the two get together on Oct. 23 in a game that hopefully College Gameday will trot down to...but probably won't, since there are enough accusations of SEC bias getting thrown at the station. PREDICTION: Goodbye, Auburn.

Having said that, TCU and Utah DO play each other on Nov. 6. Could we get College Gameday coming to the Mountains again (unlikely!) Prediction: Goodbye, Utah.

One of Boise State and Nevada will also lose unbeaten status when they play each other on Nov. 26 (College Gameday will show up there, hosted by a drunk Fowler, Herbstreit and Howard at a poker table in Vegas. Corso will have already gone to bed!) PREDICTION: Goodbye, Nevada

Oklahoma and Missouri will play each other on Oct. 23, while Oklahoma State (it's not been a bad year for the big Oklahoma schools thus far) have also unbeaten Nebraska as well as Oklahoma to still face.

Sounds convoluted in the Big XII? Well, let's make our prediction: Nebraska and Oklahoma go unbeaten in the regular season, and face each other in the Big XII Championship Game, which Nebraska signs off with a victory and carries Bo Pelini off the field (after first pulling him off an offensive linesman for not protecting the quarterback in the victory formation). Goodbye, Mizzou, Oklahoma State and OU.

In the Pac-10, there will be no unbeaten clashes (or stopping Oregon this year) after Arizona inexplicably lost at home to maybe-not-so-bad Oregon State last Saturday.

So who are the unbeaten teams after all this? Ohio State, TCU, Boise State, Oregon and Nebraska. Then comes the maths....

P.S. But then again, would anyone like to bet against the "Cat In The Hat?"