In case you've been in a coma the past three months, the Iowa football team is undefeated. The 11-0 Hawkeyes just clinched the Big Ten West division title and will play in the conference title game December 5th. Iowa has been one of the biggest surprises of the college football season, and Sports Illustrated is taking notice.

In this week’s issue, SI’s Albert Chen takes a look at the college football programs that, while in the national championship calculus, are generally not taken seriously as title considers, specifically Iowa, Florida and Michigan State. All three programs essentially control their own destiny. [Sports Illustrated]

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Hopefully this doesn't lead to a jinx!

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