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Seth Doege and Texas Tech threw a big wrench into West Virginia's BCS plans with a convincing win over the No. 5 Mountaineers. While the Red Raiders' defense was harassing Heisman favorite Geno Smith, Doege was shredding the Mountaineers' defense. Was this the upset of the season? And what does this mean for Smith, who was unstoppable until Saturday? Vote below!


What's the story?

There was more to Texas Tech's 49-14 win over West Virginia than an unranked team handing No. 5 a humbling defeat.

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Which is the best headline for Texas Tech's win over West Virginia?

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Kryptonite discovered in Lubbock?

The Red Raiders' Seth Doege threw more touchdowns (6) than Geno Smith averaged yards per completion (5.4) as Texas Tech's defensive scheme stymied Smith and WVU.

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Is Geno Smith still the Heisman favorite after being held to 1 TD pass in WVU's 49-14 loss at Texas Tech?

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In college football, style points matter and winning ugly can hurt your ranking more than losing despite playing well. Last week proved that to be true, when LSU slipped in the rankings from No. 2 to No. 3 after edging Auburn. Which Top 25 teams will find themselves disappointed as a result of Saturday's efforts?


More uggghhh than UGA?

No. 5 Georgia held on to beat Tennessee despite coughing up a 17-point lead and yielding 44 points. Will the Vols' rally cost the Bulldogs?

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Where should No. 5 Georgia be ranked after beating Tennessee 51-44?

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Buckeyes rally

Urban Meyer could not have been pleased to see No. 14 Ohio State turn the ball over three times. But his defense held Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell to 45 yards and got the win.

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Where should No. 14 Ohio State be ranked after beating Michigan State 17-16?

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The defense rests

Stedman Bailey caught five of Geno Smith's eight TD passes as West Virginia scored 70 points. That's the good news. The bad news? Baylor scored 63 on the Mountaineers' defense.

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Where should No. 9 West Virginia be ranked after beating Baylor 70-63?

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Better late than never

Connor Shaw helped No. 6 South Carolina score 31 unanswered points against Kentucky. But that was after spotting the Wildcats a 17-7 lead.

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Where should No. 6 South Carolina be ranked after beating Kentucky 38-17?

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Big 12

Oklahoma State ended the 2011 season as the No. 3-ranked team in the nation, the only Big 12 team to finish inside the top 10 of the final polls. Will the Cowboys repeat their success of last season? How will newcomers TCU and West Virginia do? Click on the team logos to set your rankings!

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Baylor

Baylor

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big 12: 6-3

Iowa State

Iowa State

2011 overall: 6-7
2011 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2011 overall: 2-10
2011 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big 12: 7-2

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big 12: 6-3

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2011 overall: 12-1
2011 Big 12: 8-1

TCU

TCU

2011 overall: 11-2
2011 MWC: 7-0

Texas

Texas

2011 overall: 8-5
2011 Big 12: 4-5

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2011 overall: 5-7
2011 Big 12: 2-7

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West Virginia

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big East: 5-2

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Will WVU be a new power?

This particular sign refers to South Florida, but for West Virginia, which finally received clearance to join the Big 12, it could easily be about TCU or, say, Texas.

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Can the Big East survive?

The Big East isn't in bad shape, but it's never a good thing when you lose a major football and basketball program. Will it have to combine with another conference like the C-USA/MWC hybrid?

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The Big 12 will have two new football powerhouses in 2012 to replace Missouri and Texas A&M, as West Virginia and TCU are set to join the conference. Both teams bring championship pedigrees to the table, but is either the best in the conference? Cast your vote now!

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A win for which conference?

West Virginia thumped Clemson 70-33 in the Orange Bowl as the Big East's BCS representative, but it will soon head to the Big 12. "Soon" being a term debated by lawyers at the moment.

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Which program is the real prize?

West Virginia wasn't the only future Big 12 member (with Big East ties) to win a bowl. TCU won the Poinsettia Bowl and finished 11-2 in its final Mountain West season.

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Is West Virginia a football power?

West Virginia is 70-20 since 2005 and nearly played for a national title one of those seasons. Throw in the glory days of Don Nehlen and Bobby Bowden's roots and what does it equal?

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What about the team that gave up 70?

You know who loves Clemson right now? Washington, no longer on the hook for the sorriest defensive performance in a bowl this year.

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