While the power shifted to the South in the 2000s, a program from the West emerged as the best of the decade.
It's time to trim 120 to 40 as ESPN.com writers draft their top programs.
Ohio State has listened to the skepticism and scorn for a year. But this no-name bunch nobody wanted in New Orleans is back in the title game. And that's just the reason that Ohio State may beat LSU.
The national championship didn't go through the Heisman race this year. But that's OK with Todd Boeckman and Matt Flynn, who've waited for four years for their chance to lead their teams.
LSU's Glenn Dorsey played through his pain this season. Now healthy, the award-winning defensive tackle is ready to inflict pain on the Ohio State offense.
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