BCS rankings this week still have Oregon in the top spot, followed by Auburn. TCU did not play this past weekend and remains in third in the BCS rankings.
Top Heisman Trophy contender and Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton looks on prior to an NCAA college football game against Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Nov. 13. Mr. Newton has been embroiled in ethics-related controversy, but remains a favorite to win the coveted prize.
Big money, recruiting power, and selection committees mean the era of Cinderella teams is all but over.