There was not one upset among the bunch. These eight teams were simply better.
Auburn over FIU
I hope I do not need to explain this one any more than I have to.
Arkansas over Michigan State
A toss-up in many cases, but the Michigan State offense simply wasn't sexy enough to pick over an SEC defense. It's not because they don't run any type of spread, triple-option, air-raid attack, or anything like that, it's just that it was a bland offense that barely scored 30 points a game. Ryan Mallett may not always have the perfect passes, but I don't think they would have had the personnel to cover a Mackey Award-winning tight end and a possible top five quarterback in this year's NFL draft.
Wisconsin over Virginia Tech
Another toss-up in most cases. I know that Va. Tech had one of the best finishes of any season in college football that I can remember, but it was the upstart ACC after all and Wisconsin seems to be a more complete team averaging a staggering 245 rushing yards a game and 5.5-plus yards a carry and could steamroll over any opponent if they don't decide to throw the ball when going for two to tie up the game (Rose Bowl reference).
Stanford over West Virginia
This game I would have actually liked to see. Stanford averaged 40 points a game, while West Virginia only gave up 13.5 points a game. However, seeing that Stanford could stop an option team like the Oregon Ducks, the Cardinal would win handily against another spread option team, but unlike the Ducks, the Mountaineers do not run a no-huddle offense.
TCU over UCF
I actually think this game would have been better than most people think. UCF coach George O'Leary commands a good pro-style team that does well in Conference USA. But it's an obvious win for TCU.
Ohio State over LSU
A rematch of the 2008 National Championship. The Tigers of LSU trounced the Buckeyes that day, winning convincingly. However, this is not 2008, but 2010 when LSU, never seemed to have their act together, escaping by the hairs on their chinny-chin-chin, week after week, after week.
Ohio State wins with a high-powered offense and a defense that capitalized off the inconsistent play of Jordan Jefferson. If LSU had more than one Patrick Peterson on their, team, the outcome may have been different.
Oklahoma over Boise St.
Finally, some fans can exercise the demons of letting this non-AQ team crash the party. This season showed that the Broncos were too good to be a 60-minute team. Until they played the Nevada Wolfpack, the Broncos were putting in their second and third stringers in for nearly an entire half of football. Starters were never conditioned to be the best that they could be for 60 minutes.
Oregon over Miami-Ohio
How many of you knew that Miami-Ohio won the MAC. My point exactly.