Wake Forest, Rutgers among season's big surprises

The Demon Deacons might be the ultimate overachievers. Florida State? Quite the opposite. Mark Schlabach ranks the season's biggest surprises -- and biggest disappointments.

Updated: November 27, 2006, 5:01 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Notre Dame and Auburn won't finish the 2006 season where they hoped -- playing in the Jan. 8 BCS championship game in Glendale, Ariz. Ohio State will be there, which we all expected, and the Buckeyes probably will play Southern California, a team everyone should have expected to be there.

Wake Forest, of all teams, will play in the Orange Bowl if the Demon Deacons beat Georgia Tech in Saturday's ACC championship game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Demon Deacons would be perhaps the most unlikely ...

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