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Southern California. So much for those national title hopes. The Trojans had a chance to slip back into the discussion in November with home games against Oregon and Notre Dame. Well, until they lost 39-36 at Arizona.

BCS busting. There are no more unbeatens outside the power conferences after Ohio’s 23-20 setback at Miami (Ohio), which probably means there is only one plausible BCS crasher left. That would be Boise State (7-1). The Broncos need to win their last four games, rise into the top 16 of the BCS standings and hope an automatic qualifying conference champ (here’s looking at you, Big Ten) is ranked below them at season’s end.