Five things to watch this week in college football.
1. Notre Dame is No.1 in the Associated Press poll for the first time since 1993 and is headed west to USC for a trip that could clinch for the Irish a Bowl Championship Series title-game berth. USC is reeling after its loss to UCLA and may have to face Notre Dame without senior quarterback Matt Barkley. Other than that, there is little drama brewing.
2. Michigan at Ohio State is a relative sidebar in the larger BCS sense because undefeated Ohio State isn't eligible for the postseason this season. But you know it would make Michigan's day and season to win in Columbus and deny the Buckeyes a possible shot at the Associated Press national title.
3. Florida at Florida State has suddenly become a game of national title importance. If USC puts a first loss on Notre Dame next weekend at the Coliseum, it means Florida, even with that primordial ooze offense, could possibly get into the BCS title game with a win in Tallahassee.