Oh, what could have been. Close-call victories by Notre Dame and Alabama prevented major upheaval in Sunday's college football polls, which ended up keeping the top four schools in their previous positions.
Top-ranked Alabama needed a last-minute touchdown to defeat No. 5 Louisiana State, 21-17, which was enough to keep the Crimson Tide a unanimous choice in the USA Today coaches' and Associated Press polls.
Notre Dame needed three overtimes to defeat unranked Pittsburgh, yet that was enough to keep the Irish undefeated and firmly placed at No. 4.