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November 28, 2007
Conference titles set to be decided
How much more chaos does this season have in store?
One week remains in a regular season where upsets and surprises have become the norm.
Even with a limited schedule of games this week, there's potential for a stunning finish heading into bowl season.
Take the SEC Championship Game. LSU is one week removed from being ranked No. 1 in the country before its loss to Arkansas last week. Entering the conference title game on the opposite end of the spectrum from the deflated Tigers is Tennessee, coming off a thrilling quadruple-overtime win over Kentucky.
Virginia Tech already has been surprised once this season when Boston College rallied in the final minutes of a 14-10 loss on Oct. 25. The Hokies get their chance at a rematch in Jacksonville in the ACC Championship Game.
But the biggest games for the chaos-watch will be in Morgantown and San Antonio. West Virginia is a long shot to lose the Backyard Brawl to Pittsburgh, but a loss would throw the BCS into controversy. So could a Missouri loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game. The Sooners already have defeated the Tigers this season, winning 41-31 on Oct. 13.
If the first three months of the season were any indicator, there's more madness to come. We'll try to sort it out in the Five to Watch.
All times Eastern.
David Fox is a national college football writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.