While the power shifted to the South in the 2000s, a program from the West emerged as the best of the decade.
The preseason hype sent the season's stock to an all-time high. Now it feels like we were part of a Ponzi scheme.
With so many games, it was easy to cull out the best (and worst) of the bowl season crop.
A couple of teams looked like championship-caliber squads on Saturday. One's easy: Texas. The other? Don't cringe: Ohio State.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle at the halfway point in the season, Penn State, Texas and Alabama are lined up in the I-Formation and ready to receive some midseason awards.
Thanks to the big boys of the Big 12 taking care of the business at hand, next week sets up as a great one. Plus: a review of the weekend and the awarding of helmet stickers.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 8, the possible Rose Bowl matchup, Mike Hart's carries and Bill Callahan are lined up in the I-Formation
Is Michigan-Ohio State the best rivalry game? Will Bobby Bowden recover? Know how to run the QB sneak? Ivan Maisel knows.
Will West Virginia and Louisville live up to expectations? Who will get the North Carolina job? How do you hold the crystal football? Ivan Maisel has all the answers.
From handing out some awards to wondering what happened to FSU to how to put together a game plan, Ivan Maisel tackles all the midseason topics.
In the end it was Ohio State's leadership and experience that made the biggest difference against Texas, writes Ivan Maisel.