In the span of a month, Miami has gone from SportsNation's pick to finish fifth in the ACC to voters' overwhelming favorite to beat Virginia Tech in Blacksburg this weekend. To all those gathered in Pittsburgh at the moment (be they world leaders at the G-20 or Pirates front office executives), that's how you orchestrate a recovery.

SportsNation blogger nunyabiz81 warned of a USC stumble in Seattle, so we yield the floor to him again. Only this week, he's squarely on the bandwagon.

"Everyone's in love with the U right now (except Florida State fans). We're ready to give the Heisman to Jacory Harris (except Cal fans). … I think this is no contest. VT got lucky against Nebraska last weekend because of defense and Tyrod Taylor coming up big when VT needed him most. But, short of Harris going down, I don't see how they can win this. VT's defense might make this game more boring than it should be for two -- maybe three -- quarters, but I don't believe Miami's O can be stopped … nor do I see VT having enough offense to get past the U's D." -- read the full post.

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