Game 1: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 6 LSU at No. 4 Auburn
When Auburn or LSU wins this weekend, who will they jump in the polls, and since they're #2 and #3 in the computer, will the winner move up to #1?
I'm not smart enough to know what that will do to the computers. A lot of you have asked who I think will win. I've thought LSU all week, and now I'm beginning to change my mind. It will come down to the LSU defense being able to clamp down Auburn in a way that no one else has. I think LSU is capable. But the home field....and how does anyone predict what LSU is going to do? Seriously. Full transcript
Game 2: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 11 Missouri
Michael (Hermosa Beach)
Does Mizzou have much of a hostile stadium? Landry Jones lost a bunch of road games last year....
Michael: I'd say the Faurot Field intangible fluctuates with the success of the team. Given Mizzou's undefeated record and the stakes Saturday, and that it's a night game, I expect it to be pretty loud. But Oklahoma is probably used to pretty loud. Full transcript
Game 3: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 16 Nebraska at No. 14 Oklahoma State
Ubben, how painful was it for you to watch your boy T-Magic go down in flames last weekend? You're obviously trying to cope by keeping your favorite team at #2 in your power rankings. It seems to ridiculous to keep them above undefeated OK St and Mizzou, but knock yourself out.
Big 12 blogger David Ubben
So one week they're a national championship contender, and after a mistake-filled game that finished in a seven-point loss to a team with enough talent to start the season in a top 5, they're relegated to the middle of the Big 12? No way. If Oklahoma State or Mizzou win this weekend, they'll leapfrog the Huskers, but the people sliding the Huskers to fifth place in the league by default after the loss are nuts. Like I said on Monday, Nebraska is favored on the road by a touchdown against Oklahoma State. How many other teams in the country would that apply to? Full transcript
Game 4: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 15 Iowa
Dave (Milwaukee, WI)
Adam, will my Badgers need to win out to have any hope of a BCS with the top of the Big Ten looking a little crowded? How concerned should we be if another team wins the conference, and we're sitting there with 1-2 losses and Ohio State/MSU/Iowa all have similar records for an at-large bid? I saw your last projection had us in the Outback Bowl, Badger fans are getting a little tired of going to a bowl game in Florida not named "Orange."
Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg
Dave, winning out would be the best path for Wisconsin, obviously. Wisconsin also should root for Michigan State to either lose twice or win out. If the Spartans lose twice, Wisconsin could get a BCS berth ahead of MSU, despite the head-to-head loss. If MSU wins out and Wisconsin wins out, it hands Iowa two losses and puts a 1-loss Badgers team ahead of the Hawkeyes. Wisconsin obviously has the head-to-head win against Ohio State, but another Buckeyes loss wouldn't hurt, either. Full transcript