Senior quarterback Mike Teel put an exclamation point on his career at Rutgers by helping the Scarlet Knights embarrass Louisville 63-14. Teel was 21-of-26 for 477 yards and seven touchdowns.
Cornerback Travis Simmons led East Carolina's defensive effort in a 27-24 upset of host Tulsa. Simmons returned an interception for a touchdown and added a fumble recovery. He amassed 112 yards on the two returns.
Buffalo wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt caught 10 passes for 116 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulls' 42-24 upset of previously unbeaten Ball State.
California running back Jahvid Best gashed the Washington defense for 311 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in a 48-7 win. His performance gave him the Pac-10 rushing title.
Troy clinched the Sun Belt title and the resultant trip to the New Orleans Bowl with a 35-9 win over Arkansas State. Levi Brown was 15-of-23 for 181 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Senior running back Shun White helped Navy win its seventh in a row over Army with 13 carries for 148 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-0 rout.
Tebow, though, gets a prize this week – Rivals.com National Player of the Week honors. Bradford got a long look for Big 12 player of the week and national player of the week, but we opted for his top receiver for conference honors instead.
A Stoops did earn coordinator honors for his work last week, and a running back in a conference championship game received Freshman of the Week recognition.
NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: QB Tim Tebow, Florida
One of the few holes in Tebow's resume was the lack of a comeback victory. Entering the SEC title game, he never had led his team to a win when it trailed in the second half.
That changed in Atlanta. Tebow led two fourth-quarter touchdown drives to give Florida a 31-20 win over Alabama and clinched the Gators' spot in the national championship game.
Without injured playmaker Percy Harvin, Tebow was the focus of the offense. He was 14-of-22 for 216 yards and three touchdowns to go with 57 rushing yards in the win.
NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: RB Darren Evans, Virginia Tech
The ACC Championship Game was a defensive struggle, but Evans - a redshirt freshman - provided enough offensive punch for the Hokies against the Eagles' stout run defense.
Evans rushed for an ACC title game-record 114 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries. Boston College came into the game allowing only 57 rushing yards per game in the previous five weeks.