The Eliminator -- which looks at previous statistical benchmarks to inform the 2010 BCS picture -- believes that Auburn, based on defensive shortcomings, is not a legitimate BCS contender. TCU versus Utah will tell us a great deal, though.
After a tumultuous weekend of college football, plenty of also-rans are now BCS contenders. Defensive difference makers were on the mark. West Virginia's and Texas' offenses were not, writes Mark Schlabach.