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Who will win the Fiesta Bowl?

Don't be put off by the lack of prestige traveling to Glendale, Ariz., this January. While Baylor and UCF aren't exactly renowned programs, each will relish its rare trip to a major bowl. The Bears haven't been to a big postseason contest in decades. The Knights? Never. The only thing that might make the Fiesta Bowl an uninteresting blowout is Baylor's offense; the nation's best scoring unit has been hard for everyone (except Oklahoma State) to stop. Can George O'Leary's group figure out a way?

  • Which team will win the Fiesta Bowl? (Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • Which is a bigger surprise?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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  • Will you watch the Fiesta Bowl?

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  • Which quarterback has the brighter pro future?

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  • Baylor is averaging a nation-best 53.3 points per game, while UCF has allowed 19.6 (13th nationally). How many will Baylor score in the Fiesta Bowl?

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Florida State and Auburn are facing off for the BCS National Championship. But does that mean they're the two best teams playing in BCS games? Click on the boxes to rank the teams playing in college football's five biggest postseason contests!

Vote: Which teams will win the BCS bowls?

BCS bowl teams

Alabama

Alabama

Matchup: Sugar vs. Oklahoma

Auburn

Auburn

Matchup: Championship Game vs. Florida State

Baylor

Baylor

Matchup: Fiesta vs. UCF

Clemson

Clemson

Matchup: Orange vs. Ohio State

Florida State

Florida State

Matchup: Championship Game vs. Auburn

Michigan State

Michigan State

Matchup: Rose vs. Stanford

Ohio State

Ohio State

Matchup: Orange vs. Clemson

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Matchup: Sugar vs. Alabama

Stanford

Stanford

Matchup: Rose vs. Michigan State

UCF

UCF

Matchup: Fiesta vs. Baylor

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CFB: (4) Baylor at (10) OK St.

Don't complain about the BCS just yet, Baylor Bears fans. Your team still has work to do, starting this Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. There, the Oklahoma State Cowboys -- they of just one loss all season -- can scupper Baylor's ambitions while helping their own Big 12 title chances. Baylor has blasted almost everyone it has faced this season. But with its recent injury outbreak, this one could be tough doing.

Which team will win Saturday's game at Oklahoma State?

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  • What will Baylor's record be in its final three games (at Oklahoma State, at TCU, vs. Texas)?

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  • Which team will win the Big 12?

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  • How much will the recent rash of injuries hurt Baylor in its final three games?

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  • What chance does No. 4 Baylor have of playing in the BCS National Championship Game?

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  • Is Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty a legitimate Heisman candidate?

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  • Is Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy an elite coach?

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Will playoff fix BCS problems?

Not surprisingly, Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is not happy with the BCS system. That's because, as has happened many times before, his undefeated team can do nothing to improve its No. 3 standing, short of watching and hoping for a loss by top-ranked Alabama and/or No. 2 Florida State. This will all be cleared up next year, when a four-team playoff takes hold. Or will it? "It's not a 64-team playoff; you can only have four guys," Meyer said. "What's that fifth team going to feel like?"

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  • Which would be the best way to determine a national champion?

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  • Which sport has the best system to determine its national champion?

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  • Which 2013 team would win a four-team playoff if the seeds reflected their current BCS rankings?

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Mariota's Heisman chances

Thursday's 26-20 loss to Stanford dealt a severe blow to Oregon's BCS title aspirations, but how will it impact Marcus Mariota's Heisman hopes? The Ducks' superstar quarterback delivered an underwhelming performance against the No. 5 Cardinal. Does Mariota still have a shot at the Heisman? Who gets your vote right now?

Did Marcus Mariota's performance against Stanford cost him the Heisman Trophy?

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  • Which of these players would get your Heisman vote right now?

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  • Which of these players would you most want quarterbacking your NFL team?

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  • How much influence should a team's overall record have on Heisman voting?

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  • If Alabama remains undefeated, which opponent would you most like to see it play in the BCS title game?

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