No kick six this time; merely the highest-scoring Iron Bowl ever. The best program of the BCS era is one win over Missouri from being the No. 1 seed in the first-ever Playoff.
The Ducks have now won seven in a row in the Civil War and are one win over Arizona from the Playoff.
Beat Georgia Tech in Charlotte next week, and FSU's in the Playoff. The Will Muschamp era ends with a tough loss.
Ole Miss overcame injuries and depth issues to ruin what was almost Mississippi State's best season ever. MSU fans could still make a New Year's bowl trip, but Rebels fans will be the happier ones for the next few months.
The Frogs have all but concluded their Playoff case, adding a road beatdown of a solid team in national spotlight. They'll likely spend next weekend batting around Iowa State and hoping Baylor, a team to which they've lost, doesn't impress against Kansas State.
The Buckeyes had already clinched the Big Ten East and will get Wisconsin in Indianapolis. An outright conference title and a 13th game could give OSU advantages over the Big 12's contenders, though the committee could determine an injury to J.T. Barrett hurts OSU's case, which would be an asinine and cruel reason to rule a team out. Michigan's coaching search all but officially begins.
Little changes. You get the sense the Bears are losing ground on TCU and need a blowout win against Kansas State -- with or without an injured Bryce Petty -- to force the committee to consider their head-to-head win over the Frogs.
Arizona's win plus UCLA's blowout upset loss clinches the Pac-12 South for the Wildcats. That means Oregon gets a rematch in Santa Clara against the only team it's lost to. Considering Zona surely jumps into the top 10 now, don't be 100 percent sure that Rich Rodriguez's team is out of the Playoff race. Well, you can if you want.
MSU probably clinched a New Year's bowl. This also firms up the strength of schedule for both Ohio State and Oregon.
Nothing changes. Beating Baylor next week would alter the Playoff race and mean a New Year's bowl for the Wildcats.
The Badgers win the Big Ten West and will play Ohio State in Indianapolis. The Badgers will rank No. 12 or so, giving OSU the chance at a statement win against a quality opponent. TCU's big OOC win takes a slight hit.
If the Noles weren't scared of the Yellow Jackets in the ACC Championship, they are now. Tech assured itself of a trip to the Orange Bowl, either as the ACC's autobid or as the conference's top-ranked non-Playoff team. The Dawgs probably just lost a trip to a New Year's bowl.
That season-long joke about lowly Indiana holding a win against the reigning SEC East champion? Make that a win against the two-time reigning SEC East champion. Mizzou clinches a trip to Atlanta vs. Alabama. Also, watch for the Tigers to make quite a leap in the rankings before then. Just a hunch.
The ACC had a great rivalry Saturday. Won't matter a whole lot, but sure won't hurt FSU's case.
With Marshall losing and Boise State adding a quality win, the Broncos are an even bigger favorite for the mid-major New Year's autobid. Get past a mediocre Fresno State in Boise next week for the Mountain West title, and the BCS era's favorite little guy is the first party-crasher of the new era.
The Utes will finish ranked, boosting the schedules of Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, and USC.
With eight wins, including over Saturday winners Wisconsin and Ole Miss, and losses to three ranked teams, the Tigers will likely be ranked again.
Even though mediocre Iowa might be the best team Nebraska beat all year, and it took overtime to do it, the Huskers could be ranked again. Bo Pelini is close to finishing with fewer than four losses for the first time in his seven years. Don't jinx him.
It won't alter the rankings, but NIU clinches the MAC West and will meet Bowling Green for the conference. Win that one, and NIU might be ranked.
Add the Trojans to the Might Be Ranked! list, and bump up the whole Pac-12's schedule strength a slight bit.
Beating ISU isn't special, but not many 7-5 teams have put up more of a fight in losses to five good teams, plus beaten a top-10 team like Baylor. Might be ranked next next Tuesday.