Now that the greatest annual regular season in all of sports has come to a completion, we can turn our attention to one of the most entertaining stretches of the calendar year: bowl season.
The BCS and college bowl games were all officially set last night with no real surprises.
Auburn and Oregon, the top two teams for a majority of the second half of the season, will be squaring off for the national title.
In anticlimactic announcements, TCU and Wisconsin will be paired in the Rose Bowl while Arkansas and quarterback Ryan Mallett get their shot at Big Ten co-champion Ohio State.
Virginia Tech-Stanford in the Orange Bowl and Oklahoma-UConn in the Fiesta Bowl round out the BCS. But there is still plenty of intrigue floating around other games, with enticing matchups like South Carolina-Florida State in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Boise State-Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl, Alabama-Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl and Miami-Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl.
Fans and analysts will have plenty of information to break down and discuss between now and Dec. 18, when a fantastic three weeks of college football commences. Until then, here are 10 storylines to keep your eye on as you eagerly anticipate the kickoff between BYU and UTEP...