Numbers indicate a No. 1 vs. No. 2 on Nov. 18

Updated: November 11, 2006, 9:50 PM ET
By Dave Revsine | Special to ESPN.com

Two wins. It's all that separates us from, by my count, the third "Game of the Century" we will have had the good fortune of watching in college football this calendar year. How does this work? Do we then willingly accept two straight centuries with no games of note as some sort of payback? Just one more precious resource our descendants will be cursing us for wasting.

Anyway, close calls against Illinois and Ball State aside, the numbers tell us we have a really, really good shot ...

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