And now there's one -- No. 1 Oklahoma.
Virginia Tech and TCU lost for the first time on Saturday, leaving the Sooners as the nation's only major team without a loss -- still perfect after all these crazy weeks.
With a month to go before the final Bowl Championship Series standings decide who plays for the national title, Oklahoma is bracing for the final push to the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.
Next stop, College Station.
"College Station is a wild place from what I've heard," OU quarterback Josh Heupel said in looking ahead to next week's game at No. 23 Texas A&M. "But we've been in big-time atmospheres before and we'll be extremely confident and prepared."
Heupel, now among the leading Heisman Trophy contenders, threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another -- in the first half -- as the Sooners (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) beat Baylor 56-7.
After the Aggies (7-2, 5-1), Oklahoma is home to Texas Tech (6-4, 2-4) and at Oklahoma State (2-6, 0-5) before a likely rematch with No. 4 Nebraska (8-1, 5-1) in the Big 12 title game. Win out and the Sooners will play for their first national title since 1985.
"We have the number one in front of our name now," defensive back Roy Williams said. "We have to live up the expectations no matter who we're playing."
At Miami, Ken Dorsey threw for 283 yards and three TD passes, and No. 2 Miami dominated No. 8 Virginia Tech 41-21. Tech's star quarterback Michael Vick, wearing a brace to protect his sprained right ankle, could barely walk in his 18-minute cameo and totaled just 14 yards on 19 plays with a fumble and an interception.
"This was a big game. It determined our season," Vick said. "It hurt me inside -- deep inside."
The Hokies, who lost to Florida State in last year's title game at the Sugar Bowl, fell to 8-1, 6-1 in the Big East. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes (7-1, 4-0) moved closer to playing for their first national title since 1991.
"We're on our way," said Santana Moss, who caught TD passes of 42 and 80 yards. "We've just got to keep on winning."
Miami has three games remaining -- home to Pittsburgh (5-3, 2-2) , at Syracuse (4-4, 2-2) and home to Boston College (6-3, 3-3).
TCU saw its long shot title hopes disappear on the West Coast when San Jose State stunned the Horned Frogs 27-24, thanks to two TD passes by Marcus Arroyo. A defense ranked last in the nation was a huge factor as it kept LaDainian Tomlinson -- the nation's leading rusher -- from making big plays.
"It's a tough loss, especially when you've fought so long to attain a position like we had," TCU coach Dennis Franchione said. "We'll see what we're made of now."
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