1. Tim Tebow vs Sam Bradford – For the first time in college football history, two Heisman Trophy winners will face one another on the field. Fittingly enough, the national championship will be on the line. Together, these two stars have combined for 187 touchdowns the last two seasons. This season, Tebow and Bradford have a total touchdown to interception ratio of 93-8. The Sooners, behind Bradford, boast the top scoring offense in college football history. Tebow and the Gators rank third in the nation in points per game. With two Heisman winners meeting for the first time, all eyes will be on Tebow and Bradford and how they perform. Of course, this little thing called the national championship matters too.
2. Rising Tide – The Crimson Tide have won 13 games once in school history. The 1992 team, under Gene Stallings, went 13-0 en route to an SEC and national championship. Despite losing to Florida in the SEC Championship Game, the Crimson Tide can still finish the season in the national top three and win 13 games for just the second time ever. Undefeated and 7th ranked Utah stand in the way at the Sugar Bowl.
3. The ACC in the BCS – It's been rehashed time and time again. The ACC is a laughable 1-9 in BCS Bowl games. Florida State won the BCS National Championship Game in 1999; outside of that, the ACC is winless in BCS Bowl game attempts. Virginia Tech, who lost last season in the Orange Bowl to Kansas, has BCS newcomer Cincinnati to deal with. Though the ACC had a great year out of conference and did well to finish the season, another BCS loss will hinder any progress made this past fall.
4. New Miss? – First year head coach Houston Nutt has had a historic season in Oxford. First and foremost, the Rebels jumped from three wins to eight wins — and there is still one left to go. Nutt and the Rebels finished in second place in the SEC West behind Alabama. Beyond that, Ole Miss defeated the last two national champions (Florida, LSU) on their home turf. From what we can tell, this is the first time that has happened in college football history. The Rebels will be making their first postseason showing since the 2003 season. 11-1 Texas Tech, the favorite playing in their home state, awaits. Win and Ole Miss will have considerable momentum heading into 2009.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.