Conf Races Heating Up BIG 10 Wisconsin is in the driver's seat right now with wins over Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. 1 loss, as long as its not PSU, still gets the Badgers to Pasadena. A loss to PSU, however, puts Wisc, Iowa and PSU in a 3-way tie with the higher ranked team getting the bid. Ohio St needs a Wisc and PSU loss to have a shot. Minn, Mich, Northwestern and Purdue all have 1 loss. NW and Purdue both have games remaining vs Wisc. Indiana, Illinois and Mich St all have multiple losses and would need alot of help. Mich St needs win out (vs Mich, Minn, Illini, Ind, Wisc, Pur) and have Ohio State lose 2 more games as well as Wisc lose another. PAC 10 Cal and Oregon State are both undefeated but Cal still has a brutal sched. They have not played USC, OSU or Stanford so dont look for them to be contenders at the end. OSU, however, already has a win vs USC but has Stan, Wash and the Civil War remaining. Big Showdown this weekend with OSU and Stanford. A Stanford win would cause a 3-way tie between USC, OSU and Stan. An OSU win would really put the Beavers in good position for the Rose Bowl. Despite USC's 2-3 record, the Trojan's still have a good shot at a title. Owning a win over Stanford already, they need OSU to lose 2 games and to win its own remaining games. Oregon and its 2-2 conf record are probably eliminated, but an undefeated run from here could possibly get them to Pasedena. There is too much football to be played. Mountain West WOW!!! This is the one to watch. It may not have the national implications of the Big 10 or PAC 10, but it's definately got some intrigue with all 4 users battling for the crown. BYU sits atop the heap at 4-0 with wins over Boise St and TCU. Utah still remains down the road as a final hurdle. Boise already has a victory over Utah with TCU remaining. If Utah gets a W against BYU, there will be chaos: - If Boise beats TCU, we have a 3-way tie between BYU, Utah and Boise. - If TCU beats Boise and loses to Utah, Utah jumps to the lead. - If TCU beats Boise and Utah, BYU gets in with the tie-breaker over TCU. TCU, unfortunatley, needs BYU to lose 2 MWC games and to win out to win the MWC.