The greatest thing about the so-called "Game of the Century" for teams on the brink of BCS title game contention is that one of these teams was going to lose, as a loss by either LSU or Alabama opens the door for a number of teams on the brink.
With 'Bama's loss, Stanford, Oklahoma State and Boise State remain undefeated with LSU.
Those three teams are looking to challenge for the BCS title, but there are several others who are still alive and well for a chance at the championship game.
These five teams still have a chance.
I have ranked them five to one, with No. 5 having the longest shot at the game, and No. 1 right on the brink of title contention.