BCS Championship LogoFlorida State, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State all won easily as expected and their status as the top four teams in the BCS remains secure for now. The Big 4 racked up 199 points between them to their opponents 55. The formally #12 UCLA Bruins were among their victims this week.

Undefeated Missouri, ranked #5 in the BCS standings, went down in a heartbreaking overtime loss to SEC rival South Carolina, ranked as #20 going into the contest. The game was tied 24 all at the end of regulation play and remained the same at the end of the first OT. The Gamecocks kicked a field goal in the second overtime to win the day and knock Mizzou out of the top ten and probably move South Carolina up a notch or two.

While the #7 Miami Hurricanes were nearly whipped by a determined Wake Forest team, Baylor continued to put up big numbers scoring 59 points against the Kansas Jay Hawks on their home field.

#8 Stanford had a tougher time than expected with Oregon State but still managed a 20-12 victory and should remain more or less the same in the BCS standings.

Johnny Football and his #14 Texas A&M Aggies put up 56 points against SEC rival Vanderbilt but Manziel was favoring his throwing arm throughout the game.

#18 Louisville rolled over the University of South Florida under the inspired leadership of Teddy Bridgewater and the upstart #21 University of Central Florida (UCF), aka the Golden Knights demolished the UConn Huskies by a final score of 62 to 17.  Look out for UCF in the future since they are on the rise.

In the only two big upsets of the day, the #25 Nebraska Cornhuskers went down to Big Ten rival the Minnesota Gophers 34-23 and the highly touted #10 Texas Tech Red Raiders were upset by the #17 Oklahoma Sooners 38-30.  Oh yea, #16 Virginia Tech was also upset by none other than unranked Duke in a low scoring game, 13-10.

#13 LSU overcame a lethargic first half performance to handle Furman 48-16 and the other Tigers of #11 Auburn whipped Florida Atlantic 45-10. Then the #9 Clemson Tigers beat Maryland 40-27 and a determined Kentucky Wildcat team scared Mississippi State but the Bulldogs eventually triumphed 28-22.

Week Ten matchups will feature Miami going up to Tallahassee to take on Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles plus the annual Georgia-Florida clash.