The two upsets were conformed within the same hour, but their impact will last for years as college football was shaken by its foundation on Saturday.
Twitter was ablaze with real-time analysis from every pundit known to man, as well as puns regarding the impact of the games.
“@SDS K-State losing by 28 to sub-.500 Baylor is going to drop like Groupon stock.” – @CecilHurt
ESPN’s Edward Aschoff may have said it best by saying, “The BCS standings might as well be the SEC standings tomorrow.”
Indeed, not only is the current No. 3 team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, in line to be the new No. 1 team in the nation, but the SEC’s Georgia Bulldogs now officially control their own destiny to the BCS National Championship game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are now in line to be the new No. 2 team, and also control their own destiny to the national championship now.
Indeed, November 17 was the day that college football was busted wide open.
It was also pointed out on Twitter by several people at the same time, that if the Stanford Cardinal beats the UCLA Bruins next week, the same two teams will meet at Stanford to play for the Pac-12 Championship.