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Road To The BCS: Only A Few Games Matter This Week

The Road to the BCS series is back and we will go through some games that will affect the non-BCS teams (not going to fall to the pressure of saying non-AQ) in their quest for a BCS game. Plus, for each game there will be a section of who you should be rooting for. These games will be realistic games that could provide an upset.

As always, I prefer chaos to possibly break the system; wouldn't it be cool if there was a tie for second in the BCS standings. All rankings will be the coaches poll until the BCS standings are released. Links go to team previews, and all times are eastern.

These are the game that have a legit shot of being an upset which will help TCU, Utah, and Boise State move up in the rankings. 

No. 1 Ohio State @ No. 16 Wisconsin (ESPN, 7 p.m.)

A lot of people are saying Camp Randall stadium is a tough place to play, but a little research shows that against top 25 teams to come to Camp Randall, the Badgers are 0-3 since 2008 with ranked teams coming into town. Wisconsin will need a good defensive plan to slow down the Buckeye offense.

Rooting interest: Wisconsin.

No. 13 Arkansas @ No. 7 Auburn (CBS, 3:30 PM)

This will be a great matchup between possibly the two best quarterbacks in the SEC between Auburn's Cam Newton who is a dual threat and then the Hogs Ryan Mallett who has a rocket arm. Having Arkansas win means just one less undefeated team.

Rooting interest: Arkansas.

Texas @ No. 4 Nebraska (ABC/ESPN, 3:30 p.m.)

Texas is having their troubles, but never give up on a Mack Brown coached team, well that is what I am saying. The Texas defense will need to try to contain Taylor Martinez who is the best Nebraska quarterback since Heisman trophy winner Eric Crouch. Texas is a pretty bad team at stopping the run, so the Huskers may just run the ball all day against Texas.

Rooting interest: Texas.

No. 12 South Carolina @ Kentucky (ESPN2, 6 p.m.)

Kentucky pushed Auburn to the limit last week, and South Carolina just had their biggest win in school history, so anything may happen.

Rooting interest: Kentucky.

Yes, a short list today, but that does not mean there are good games over the weekend. It is just a bit difficult when the teams that need to lose are in the top 10, or about there.

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