Don't try to make any sense of this — just drink it all in and then do a spit take.
Timing, along with playing in the SEC, is everything in college football.
Even if you heartily accept Notre Dame and Alabama as the best two teams this season, several remaining one-loss teams could offer great cases in the future, four-team format.
Potential upheaval in the next two weeks, in fact, could undercut 2014 before the New Year's Eve playoff party.
Notre Dame's losing to USC would only increase havoc in a traditional BCS chaos context. The system will burp out top two one-loss teams as it leaves others protesting — hey, what's new?
But what if this were 2014 and a selection committee was left to the decision making?
Tell us, esteemed panel of associate assistant athletic directors, how you'd pick a Final Four among a one-loss field that might include Alabama (or Georgia), Oregon, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Florida State (or Florida), Clemson, Rutgers, Kent State and Northern Illinois.
The first easy cut is lopping off every team from the Big East-level down. OK, but then what?
The next two weeks may actually provide an excellent template for some of the things college football can never solve.
There is a slice of this ridiculous pie that is simply delicious. UCLA may have to play Stanford twice in six days in a scenario in which the Bruins' best path to the Rose Bowl may be losing to Stanford the first time and winning the rematch.
Florida, which needed a blocked punt to stave off Louisiana Lafayette in Gainesville, is two results from playing the SEC champion in the BCS championship.
Rutgers could win its first Big East title this year and celebrate by defecting to the Big Ten. There are reports the Big Ten might add Maryland to give it 14 teams in 2014.
And the Big Ten would still call itself the Big Ten?
It is almost breathtaking how fast scenarios that seemed so dialed in on Saturday morning, such as Notre Dame's playing in the Rose Bowl, are suddenly in the dust bowl.
Instead of Notre Dame playing in the game for the first time since 1925, the Rose could now be looking at a multi-loss Pac-12 champion vs. five-loss Wisconsin.
The game could also feature UCLA and Nebraska meeting on the Rose Bowl turf for the first time since way back on Sept. 8.
Things might yet be settled without a major fistfight. Seriously, the chances of a battered USC team defeating Notre Dame without injured Matt Barkley seem roughly the odds of Oregon's offense being held to 14 points.
Or, on a given Saturday night in Waco, top-ranked Kansas State losing to a Baylor squad ranked No. 120 (out of 120) on defense.