All year we have heard about LSU and Alabama. Their showdown in two weeks has been discussed to the point of nausea, but in all seriousness, the game represents an opportunity for a team that is not currently in the BCS title conversation to vault itself into contention.
With the teams who have obviously looked best all year playing a de facto playoff game, it opens the door for these five dark horses to play their way into the title game.
Will this be the year Boise State finally gets their shot? Does Stanford have a chance to win the title? Is Oklahoma done after its loss over the weekend?
Who else has a chance at the title game?
This is shaping up to be a barn-burning last month of the college football season.
Without further delay, here are five teams that could play themselves into the title game if things break right...