It's not politics, but today's game between the University of Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans is the biggest game of the weekend and one of the most important games of the season. The winner controls their own destiny in the Pac 10, will be in the Bowl Championship Series, and has an outside chance at a national championship game.
And after Kari's USC Trojans lose, will finally be off their perch as the reigning college football dynasty.
For those of you who want politics in every post, if Oregon wins this game and wins out the season, it will raise the profile of the U of O nationwide, bring in a few million dollars, and increase the size and quality of their applicant pool. This last effect has been shown many time--perhaps sad, but definitely true.